New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern blames burnout for shock resignation

The Labour leader will step aside next month as her party prepare for national election in October

Jacinda Ardern is set to stand down as New Zealand's prime minister next month
Jacinda Ardern announced she was quitting after setting vote date at her party’s annual caucus in the seaside town of Napier
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Jacinda Ardern will step down as New Zealand’s prime minister within three weeks because she no longer “has enough in the tank” for the job, she told her party today.

The Labour leader announced her shock decision to quit after confirming that a general election would be held on 14 October. Latest polling indicates that her party faces “a difficult path to re-election”, said the BBC.

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