Jacinda Ardern, the prime minister of New Zealand made the shocking revelation that she is stepping down as Prime Minister of New Zealand.
She further announced that the country will hold elections in October of this year.
At the party’s annual caucus gathering on Thursday, Ardern stated that she no longer had enough in the tank to perform the job.
“I’m leaving, because with such a privileged role comes responsibility. The responsibility is to know when you are the right person to lead and also when you are not. I know what this job takes. And I know that I no longer have enough in the tank to do it justice. It’s that simple,” she said.
She added that I am a human, and so are politicians. For as long as we can, we offer everything we have. Then the time comes. And it’s time for me.
She remarked that over the summer vacation, she thought about whether or not she had the stamina to carry on in the position and came to the conclusion that she did not.
“This has been the most fulfilling five and a half years of my life. But it’s also had its challenges – amongst an agenda focused on housing, child poverty, and climate change, we encountered a domestic terror event, a major natural disaster, a global pandemic, and an economic crisis,” she said.
On February 7, the world’s youngest female PM term as prime minister will come to an end, although she will remain a member of parliament (MP) until the year’s end election.