What should we all know about New Zealand’s Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern? - Letsdiskuss
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Sneha Bhatiya

Student ( Makhan Lal Chaturvedi University ,Bhopal) | Posted 19 Mar, 2019 |

What should we all know about New Zealand’s Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern?

Ruchika Dutta

Teacher | Posted 19 Mar, 2019

The New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is making headlines almost daily nowadays. Last week, New Zealand saw one of the darkest days in the country as a 28-year-old Australian gunman open fired in two mosques of Christchurch, New Zealand in the name of White Nationalism and Extremism.

After this tragic occurring, the Prime Minister paid the visit to the aggrieved and popularly said: “you are us”. She is, right now, being hailed as a perfect example of a compassionate world leader, a stoic and firm political leader, a progressive female Prime Minister.

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The 40th Prime Minister of New Zealand, Ardern won the hearts of natives and immigrants alike when she visited the mosque in a hijab to pay her condolences. She made sure that her words, “we are united in grief” make her point as firmly as possible.

Not only this but her decision of not naming the gunman so that he doesn’t become famous and remain nameless forever won her worldwide praise.

Surely, this inspirational figure is worth knowing. Here are some facts about Jacinda Ardern that everyone must know.

• Ardern is New Zealand’s third woman leader and the youngest leader in 150 years.

• She is also the world’s youngest leader and the second leader to give birth while in office.

• She has a term coined after her name, called “Jacindamania”. The term helped the Labour Party win elections in 2017.

• When she came into power in 2017, her party’s primary agendas were access to housing, reduction in poverty, working towards climate change, and an increase in minimum wage.

• Raised a Mormon, she left her faith at the age of 20s because of its exclusion of the LGBT community. She made sure that the youth of the country thrive under her tenure.

• She has always advocated Equality in Marriage and Liberal Abortion Law and has never shied away to address the issue of mental health in New Zealand.

Indeed every country needs a leader like her.