New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern surprisingly announced her resignation today. In her first press conference of the year, she announced that she would be stepping down on February 7.
“I know what it takes for this job and I know I don’t have enough left in the tank. It’s so simple,” she explained her decision. “We all give as much as we can and then it’s over. And now is the time for me.
His resignation will take effect upon the appointment of a successor. A new Labor Party leader will be elected on Saturday. When she was elected prime minister in 2017, Ardern became one of the youngest women to head a government at the age of 37. A new New Zealand government will be elected on October 14th.