New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern, 41-year-old now, announced she will resign because „it’s time.” „. I know what this job takes. And I know that I no longer have enough in the tank to do it justice,” she explained at the party annual meeting on Thursday. Her term as prime minister is until February 7 but she will remain until new election later this year with the date of the vote announced for 14 Octobe. Arden confessed she believes not having the necessary energy to do the job again for a full period. She said she has no future plans, but to spend more time with her family. Opposition National leader Christopher Luxon said Ardern had “made a significant contribution to New Zealand, in what is a difficult and demanding job.”
Ardern became prime minister in 2017 as the country’s youngest-ever leader and led New Zealand through a period of major incidents, including the COVID-19 pandemic. She made global headlines in 2020. During the pandemic, she imposed some of the strictest lockdown rules in the world. „Be strong, be kind,” he asked her people making a such hard decision. Eight months after becoming premier, she had a baby daughter and three months later, Ardern brought the baby to the U.N. General Assembly in New York.