Jacinda Ardern shocks the world and RESIGNS as New Zealand Prime Minister: Says she’s got ‘nothing left in the tank’ and tells her fiance Clarke ‘let’s finally get married’
Jacinda Ardern has choked back tears as she announced her resignation as New Zealand Prime Minister in an emotional press conference.
Her resignation comes into effect on February 7.
‘I am human. Politicians are human. We give all we can for as long as we can – and then it’s time. And for me, it’s time,’ she said.
‘I know what this job takes. And I know that I no longer have enough in the tank to do it justice.’
Ms Ardern shared a message to her partner, Clarke Gayford, saying: ‘Let’s finally get married’.
She resigns at just 42 after becoming leader just over five years ago on October 26, 2017, and was New Zealand’s youngest-ever leader.
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