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Farewell to Jacinda Ardern, Chris Hipkins who became New Zealand’s 41st PM, said her priority



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Chris Hipkins has been sworn in as the new Prime Minister of New Zealand.
Hipkins was sworn in as the 41st PM after Jacinda Ardern resigned.
Jacinda Ardern’s surprise resignation has shocked all of New Zealand.

wellingtons. Chris Hipkins has been sworn in as New Zealand’s new Prime Minister after the unexpected resignation of Jacinda Ardern. Hipkins, 44, was sworn in as New Zealand’s 41st prime minister on Wednesday. After accepting Ardern’s resignation, New Zealand Governor-General Cindy Kiro presided over a brief swearing-in ceremony on Wednesday.

According to the ANI news agency, Hipkins and future Deputy Prime Minister Carmel Sepuloni arrived around 11:20 a.m. local time for the swearing-in ceremony. Hipkins said tackling inflation and the pandemic would be a top priority for his cabinet. Hipkins was first elected to Parliament in 2008 and was appointed Minister for COVID-19 in November 2020. He has also served as Minister for Police, Education and Civil Service.

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Significantly, the surprise resignation of Jacinda Ardern had raised the Prime Minister’s re-election crisis against the Labor Party. A poll by local media organization Stuff showed Chris Hipkins was the most popular candidate for prime minister among voters, with 26% support. After becoming prime minister, Hipkins would hold the post for less than 8 months. After that, there will be general elections.

Earlier, while announcing her resignation, Jacinda Ardern said that she knows the post of Prime Minister requires a lot of responsibility and dedication, but now she is unable to do it justice, so she is leaving the post. but has many companions, who can well assume this responsibility. Along with this, she has complete trust in her colleagues. He said he was confident that the Labor Party government would be formed in the next election. Ardern’s shock decision came after five and a half years in office.

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