New Zealand PM Resigns Citing ‘Burnout’

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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern surprised many with her announcement that she will be resigning as prime minister by February 7, saying that she no longer has “enough in the tank” to remain prime minister.  While several New Zealand, Australian and Canadian leaders praised Ardern’s accomplishments as the youngest female world leader at the time she was elected in 2017, critics note that her resignation comes at a time when her  Labour Party is trailing in recent political polls.  Also, Fox News reports that in December, Ardern was caught in a hot mic moment speaking about the conservative opposition leader David Seymour in a derogatory manner. The NZ Labour Party will soon be voting on Ardern’s replacement.