New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern has announced that she will not seek re-election and will resign from her post in the first week of February itself. He said that the general elections would be held on October 14.
“Although I will not be running for election, I know that the issues that most affect New Zealanders will be the focus of the government this year and until the election,” Ardern said, adding she still believed the upcoming election would be successful. The Labor Party of New Zealand will win.
The PM of New Zealand said, ‘I gave everything I had to become the Prime Minister, but it also took a lot from me.’ She said, ‘Unless you have a full tank, you do not do the job. And there should be some reserve in the tank for the unplanned and unexpected challenges that inevitably come along. I know I don’t have the slightest reserve in the tank anymore to do justice to my job. It is that simple.
Ardern was widely expected to win a third term in a general election later this year, although memories of her strong leadership during the early stages of the pandemic have faded as voters’ attention focused on rising inflation and the economic crisis.
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