Jacinda Ardern

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Jacinda Kate Laurell Ardern (born 26 July 1980) is a New Zealand politician serving since 26 October 2017 as the 40th Prime Minister of New Zealand.wikipedia
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Prime Minister of New Zealand

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Jacinda Kate Laurell Ardern (born 26 July 1980) is a New Zealand politician serving since 26 October 2017 as the 40th Prime Minister of New Zealand.
The Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, leader of the New Zealand Labour Party, took office on 26 October 2017.

Leader of the New Zealand Labour Party

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She has also served as the Leader of the Labour Party since 1 August 2017.
Since 1 August 2017, the office has been held by Jacinda Ardern, who is the Member of Parliament for Mount Albert.

New Zealand

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Jacinda Kate Laurell Ardern (born 26 July 1980) is a New Zealand politician serving since 26 October 2017 as the 40th Prime Minister of New Zealand.
Nationally, legislative authority is vested in an elected, unicameral Parliament, while executive political power is exercised by the Cabinet, led by the prime minister, currently Jacinda Ardern.

New Zealand Labour Party

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She has also served as the Leader of the Labour Party since 1 August 2017.
In the 2017 general election the party under Jacinda Ardern returned to prominence with its best showing since the 2005 general election, winning 36.9% of the party vote and 46 seats.

2008 New Zealand general election

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Ardern has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Mount Albert electorate since 8 March 2017; she was first elected to the House of Representatives as a list MP at the 2008 general election.

Andrew Little (New Zealand politician)

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Ardern became Leader of the Labour Party on 1 August 2017, after Andrew Little resigned from the position following a historically low poll result for the party.
Little served as the Leader of the New Zealand Labour Party from 2014 until 2017, when he resigned to make way for Jacinda Ardern.

List of prime ministers of New Zealand

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Jacinda Kate Laurell Ardern (born 26 July 1980) is a New Zealand politician serving since 26 October 2017 as the 40th Prime Minister of New Zealand.
The incumbent Prime Minister is Jacinda Ardern, who assumed office on 26 October 2017.

2017 New Zealand general election

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In the general election of 23 September 2017, the Labour Party won 46 seats (a net gain of 14), putting it behind the National Party, which won 56 seats.
The main opposition parties to the National government were Labour (the official opposition), led by Jacinda Ardern, the Green Party, and New Zealand First.

2017 Mount Albert by-election

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Ardern became a list MP in 2008, a position she held for almost ten years until her election to the Mount Albert electorate in the 2017 by-election, held on 25 February.
The electorate was won by Labour Party list MP Jacinda Ardern by a large margin.

Christchurch mosque shootings

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In March 2019, she led the country through the aftermath of the Christchurch mosque shootings, and her government introduced strict gun laws in response.
Politicians and world leaders condemned the attacks, and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern described it as "one of New Zealand's darkest days".

Mount Albert (New Zealand electorate)

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Ardern has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Mount Albert electorate since 8 March 2017; she was first elected to the House of Representatives as a list MP at the 2008 general election.
The current representative is the Prime Minister and Labour Party leader, Jacinda Ardern, who was elected in a 2017 by-election gaining 77 percent of votes cast in the preliminary results.

New Zealand House of Representatives

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Ardern has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Mount Albert electorate since 8 March 2017; she was first elected to the House of Representatives as a list MP at the 2008 general election.
These parties collectively have 63 members in the House (52.5% of seats), thus Labour leader Jacinda Ardern commands the support of the House.

New Zealand Parliament

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Ardern has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Mount Albert electorate since 8 March 2017; she was first elected to the House of Representatives as a list MP at the 2008 general election.
On 21 June 2018, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern became the first sitting New Zealand Prime Minister and the second head of government to give birth while in office.

International Union of Socialist Youth

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In 2008, she was elected President of the International Union of Socialist Youth.

New Zealand First

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After negotiations with National and Labour, the New Zealand First party chose to enter into a minority coalition government with Labour, supported by the Greens, with Ardern as Prime Minister. New Zealand First leader Winston Peters attended the protest to campaign, but was jeered at by the farmers because they suspected he was also in favour of the taxes.
Following the 2017 general election, Peters indicated that he would be willing to consider dropping his call for a referendum on abolishing the Māori seats during coalition-forming negotiations with Labour leader Jacinda Ardern.

Jacindamania

Ardern's election was followed by a spate of positive coverage from many sections of the media, including international outlets such as CNN, with commentators referring to a 'Jacinda effect' and 'Jacindamania'.
Jacindamania is a term coined to refer to enthusiastic public showings of support for Jacinda Ardern, the 40th and current Prime Minister of New Zealand, following her elevation to the Labour Party leadership on 1 August 2017.

New Zealand Young Labour

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Ardern joined the Labour Party at age 17, and became a senior figure in the Young Labour sector of the party.
Although Young Labour is not an organisation which necessarily leads to a political career in Parliament, many of the Fifth Labour Government's Cabinet, including former Prime Minister Helen Clark and former Labour Party leader Phil Goff began their political activism in Young Labour, as did the current Prime Minister of the Sixth Labour Government, Jacinda Ardern.

Winston Peters

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New Zealand First leader Winston Peters attended the protest to campaign, but was jeered at by the farmers because they suspected he was also in favour of the taxes.
Upon the announcement of her pregnancy on 19 January 2018, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern confirmed that she would temporarily relinquish her duties to Peters, following the birth of her child, for a period of six weeks.

Grant Robertson

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Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson later clarified that Labour would not introduce new taxes until after the 2020 election.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern appointed him to the Finance portfolio in the Sixth Labour Government.

University of Waikato

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After graduating from the University of Waikato in 2001, Ardern began her career working as a researcher in the office of Prime Minister Helen Clark.
The university also has current prime minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern as a notable alumna.

Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage

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On 20 October, Ardern confirmed that she would hold the ministerial portfolios of National Security and Intelligence; Arts, Culture and Heritage; and Vulnerable Children; reflecting the shadow positions she held as Leader of the Opposition.
The present Minister is Jacinda Ardern, the current Prime Minister and leader the Labour Party.

Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand

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After negotiations with National and Labour, the New Zealand First party chose to enter into a minority coalition government with Labour, supported by the Greens, with Ardern as Prime Minister.
The Party's sharp drop in the opinion poll was attributed to negative publicity around the Green Party's infighting and the ascension of Jacinda Ardern as leader of the center-left Labour Party, the Greens' nominal ally.

2017 New Zealand Labour Party leadership election

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Ardern was unanimously confirmed in an election to choose a new leader at a caucus meeting the same day.
The election was won by Deputy Leader and Mount Albert MP Jacinda Ardern.

2017 Women's March

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On 21 January, Ardern participated in the 2017 Women's March, a worldwide protest in opposition to Donald Trump, the newly inaugurated President of the United States.
Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand since October 2017, gave a speech after marching in Auckland; New Zealand was chronologically the first country in the world to participate in the march.