New Zealand, Ardern resigns: “I don’t have the energy anymore”

New Zealand, Ardern resigns: “I don’t have the energy anymore”

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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced her resignation as head of government and scheduled general elections for October 14. During a press conference, Ardern indicated that she would remain in office until February 7 and then continue her mandate as MP until the elections at the end of the year.

“Having such a privileged role comes with responsibilities, including knowing when you’re the right person to call the shots and when you’re not,” he explained, stating that it was a decision he made of thought from time to time. Summer. “I gave everything to be prime minister, but it also cost me a lot. I can’t and mustn’t do this job if I don’t have the full energy and a little reserve for unforeseen challenges.”

Ardern stressed that there was “no secret scandal” behind his decision. “I’m human. We give it our all for as long as we can, and then the time comes. And that’s the time for me.”

The Prime Minister said she was confident Labor could still win in her absence. “I am incredibly proud of what we have achieved over the past five years despite the many challenges that lie ahead. We turned child poverty statistics on their head and made the biggest advances in social care and public housing in many decades.” In addition to our ambitious agenda, which has attempted to address long-term problems such as the housing crisis, child poverty and To address climate change, we also had to respond to a domestic terrorist attack, a volcanic eruption, and a global economic crisis. The decisions that had to be made were constant and difficult,” he said.

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Ardern, 42, took office as prime minister in August 2017, becoming the youngest person in the country’s history to hold the position. “I hope – he then said when answering a question – to instill in New Zealanders the belief that one can be kind but strong, empathetic but determined, optimistic but focused. And that you can be your own kind of leader, one who knows when it’s time to go.”