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Opinion: Jacinda Ardern proved the power of female leadership

Updated: Jan 24, 2023

It’s no wonder she’s burned out. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who announced her resignation Thursday after more than five years in office, has an extraordinary track record of accomplishments.

Ardern, who entered office at the age of 37 and led her country through numerous crises, saw a meteoric rise on the world stage. But her popularity has waned at home in New Zealand, and on Thursday, she said, “I no longer have enough in the tank to do the job justice.”


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