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Jacinda Ardern resigns as New Zealand PM: ‘I don’t have enough energy’

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda ArdernHe announced that he would be stepping down in February. “Work is the time for me,” he told his party members. “I don’t have enough energy for another four years.” Ardern, 42, became prime minister in a coalition government in 2017. She has been seen in the latest polls His popularity and party collapse.

In his first public appearance since parliament went into summer recess a month ago, Ardern said he hoped to use this time to find the energy to continue governing. “But I just couldn’t do it,” she admitted. He announced that the next elections would be held on October 14, and that until then he would remain as an MP.

At the end of the speech, she turned to her daughter Neff: “Mom will be with you when you start school this year.” Then to Comrade Clark: “Now let’s get married.”

Ardern said his resignation will take effect by February 7, and a vote on a new leader will take place within three days. Deputy Prime Minister Grant Robertson made it immediately clear that he would not run for succession. The outgoing prime minister confirmed that there was no secret reason for his resignation.

“I’m human. We give everything we can for as long as we can, and then the time comes. And for me, it’s time,” Ardern said. “I am leaving because with this distinguished position comes a great responsibility. A responsibility to know when you are the right person to lead, and even when you are not.”

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