Jacinda Ardern's 3 key moments as New Zealand PM
Jacinda Ardern: Here are three moments that marked the leadership of the 42-year-old Ardern, who declared Thursday: "I know that I no longer have enough in the tank."
New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is quitting after a tumultuous five years that shot her to global stardom as a progressive leader but left her ground down by the challenges at home.
Here are three moments that marked the leadership of the 42-year-old Ardern, who declared Thursday: "I know that I no longer have enough in the tank."I want to normalise it," Ardern told CNN.
Ardern won accolades in September 2018 when she was photographed kissing and bouncing her then three-month-old daughter, Neve, inside the hall of the United Nations General Assembly.
Ardern won widespread praise for her response to the March 2019 Christchurch attacks, when a white supremacist gunman targeted two mosques during Friday prayers, killing 51.
She was only the second prime minister to give birth while in office after Pakistan's Benazir Bhutto in 1990."By being more open it might create a path for other women.
"When she donned a headscarf and comforted victims' families after the shooting, it resonated globally. She would later describe it as a spontaneous gesture of respect to the Muslim community.
Ardern won a second term by a landslide in October 2020, snatching a clear parliamentary majority as she rode a wave of "Jacindamania" popularity underpinned by her handling of the Covid-19 pandemic.