2023-01-19 00:55:45

Jacinda Ardern: New Zealand PM to step down next month

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Jacinda Ardern says she will quit as New Zealand prime minister next month, saying she no longer has "enough in the tank" to lead.

The 42-year-old said almost six "challenging" years in the job had taken a toll.

She will step down as Labour Party leader no later than 7 February. There will be a vote in the coming days to determine her replacement.

New Zealand will hold a general election on 14 October.

Ms Ardern said she had taken time to consider her future over the summer break.

"I had hoped that I would find what I needed to carry on over that period but, unfortunately, I haven't, and I would be doing a disservice to New Zealand to continue."

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