New Zealand: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern resigns


“Not enough in the tank”: What is behind the completely surprising resignation of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced her departure on Thursday. What her little daughter and her life partner have to do with it.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern grimaces as she announces her resignation at a press conference in Napier, New Zealand Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023. Ardern says that she will not contest this year’s general elections. (Warren Buckland/New Zealand Herald via UKTN)

Warren Buckland/UKTN

Jacinda Ardern had tears in her eyes when she announced one of the most important decisions of her life on Thursday. After five and a half years of crises and catastrophes, she has had enough. “I know what you need for this job and I know that I don’t have enough left in the tank,” said Ardern during a press conference. Politicians are only human.


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