New Zealand prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has apologized for swearing at a political rival in parliament after facing criticism.
Jacinda called her political rival an “arrogant pr**k” in parliament.
Ardern objected when the opposition party leader asked her to give an example of a time when she had committed a mistake, apologized for it, and fixed it during a heated parliamentary debate.
The PM gave a detailed response, then as she sat down she swear which was picked by microphones.
PM’s office later issued a statement that she apologized for her mistake.
The 42-year-old has served as prime minister for five years and is well-liked throughout the world for her ability to handle crises and practical approach to politics.
She was among the first prime ministers to have a child while in office, and for the majority of her two terms, she has enjoyed extraordinarily high approval ratings.
But with elections in New Zealand anticipated for late 2023 and the cost of living skyrocketing, she is coming under more and more political pressure.