Praise pours in for outgoing New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern
The contenders to replace Jacinda Ardern as New Zealand's leader
The next prime minister will be chosen from within Ardern's ruling Labour Party, which will meet on Sunday to discuss the contenders. Whoever is chosen will have less than 10 months to turn around the government's sagging popularity, before facing a resurgent opposition in an October general election.
Jacinda Ardern Resigns: Strong Global Leader but Did New Zealand PM Fail to Deliver Domestically
Ardern, who gained global fame after she became the second Prime Minister to give birth in office. Former Pakistan prime minister Benazir Bhutto was the first woman to give birth in office
Tell us: how will you remember Jacinda Ardern’s time as New Zealand PM?
Since her election in 2017 it seemed there was one crisis after another to deal with. Now she has resigned, tell us what you think about her time in officeIn a surprise announcement, Jacinda Ardern has said she is stepping down as prime minister.Ardern became the world’s youngest female head of government when she was elected prime minister in 2017 at age 37, and said her time in office have been the “most fulfilling five-and-a-half years of my …