Jacinda Ardern Becomes New Zealand’s Youngest Prime MinisterEurope, Latest News, World News Thursday, October 19th, 2017
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(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – New Zealand is set for a centre-left coalition government led by Labour head Jacinda Ardern.
Ms Ardern has been opposition leader for the last three months. At 37, she is set to be the country’s youngest prime minister since 1856.
Her Labour Party came second in September’s election, where no party was able to secure a majority.
They are now tipped for power after the small New Zealand First party agreed to join them in government.
The new coalition will also be supported by the Green Party.
Jacinda Ardern has already proved she can run a good campaign and broker a political deal – but now she faces new challenges.
High on her to-do list will be convincing the majority of New Zealanders who didn’t vote for her that the party which came second should be in power./BBC
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