WELLINGTON, 19 JAN – The premier of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern, has announced her resignation, explaining that she has “no more energy” to continue to govern after five and a half years in office and nine months before the legislative elections. “I am human – she said visibly moved-. We give everything we can for as long as we can and then the time comes. And that time has come for me.” “I just don’t have the energy for another four years,” she added. Ardern, 42, was elected prime minister in a coalition government in 2017, before leading the centre-left Labor Party to a landslide victory in the next election three years later. The premier said that her resignation will be effective from February 7 and (ANSA).
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