New Zealand PM Ardern Announces Shock Resignation

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WELLINGTON, – New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, a global figurehead of progressive politics, shocked the country Thursday, Jan. 19 by announcing she would resign from office in a matter of weeks. The 42-year-old – who steered the country through natural disasters, the Covid pandemic, and its worst-ever terror attack –said she no longer had “enough in the tank”. “I am human. We give as much as we can for as long as we can and then it’s time. And for me, it’s time,” she said at a meeting of members of her Labor Party. Ardern said she would step down no later than February 7,…

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