Jacinda Arden, daughter of ex-police officer, school cook re-elected New Zealand PM

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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has been voted back to power for another three years. Arden,40, belongs to the Labour Party and won by a landslide margin in the general elections even though her country has witnessed quite a few challenges, including the worst ever terror attack. Arden is credited with handling all these challenges well, including the Covid 19 pandemic. New Zealand has largely been spared from the pandemic.

New Zealand is a country of about five million people,with almost three-fourth of the population living in the Northern island, including the capital city of Wellington.

Born in 1980 in Hamilton , south of Auckland, Arden has a rural background with her ear to the ground. Her father Ross was a police officer and mother Luarell was a shool cook.

She became a first time mother at 37 after becoming the Prime Minister.

“New Zealand has shown the Labour Party its greatest support in almost 50 years. We will not take your support for granted. And I can promise you we will be a party that governs for every New Zealander.” she said after her landslide return to power.

Agriculture is the main economic activiy of New Zealand along with manufacturing and tourism. The pacific country , made of two big islands along with smaller ones is blessed with glacier mountains, lakes, beaches and springs.

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