New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern announced on January 19 that she is resigning from her position as she “no longer had enough in the tank” to do the job. “It’s time,” she said.
The announcement came as she confirmed a national election for October this year.
“I’m leaving, because with such a privileged role comes responsibility. The responsibility to know when you are the right person to lead and also when you are not. I know what this job takes. And I know that I no longer have enough in the tank to do it justice. It’s that simple,” she said.
Jacinda Ardern age and family:
Jacinda Ardern was born on July 26, 1980 in Hamilton, New Zealand. She is currently 42 years old. She grew up in Morrinsville and Murupara, where her father, Ross Ardern, worked as a police officer, and her mother, Laurell Ardern, worked as a school catering assistant.
She was raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), and her uncle Ian S. Ardern is a general authority in the church. Her aunt, Marie Ardern was a longstanding member of the Labour Party.
Jacinda Ardern net worth:
Jacinda Ardern reportedly has an estimated net worth of $25 million. She has served as the 40th prime minister of New Zealand and leader of the Labour Party since 2017.
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Jacinda Ardern marriage:
Jacinda Ardern’s partner is television presenter Clarke Gayford. The couple first met in 2012 when they were introduced by mutual friend Colin Mathura-Jeffree. On May 3, 2019, it was reported that Ardern was engaged to be married to Gayford. The wedding was scheduled for January 2022 but was delayed due to the COVID-outbreak. In 2018, Ardern announced that she was expecting her first child in June, making her New Zealand’s first prime minister to be pregnant in office.
In June 2018, she gave birth to a girl the same day.