New Zealand: Hipkins succeeds Ardern in New Zealand


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Hipkins succeeds Ardern in New Zealand

Jacinda Ardern (l) will soon hand over the baton to Chris Hipkins.  Photo: Ben Mckay/AAP/dpa

Jacinda Ardern (l) will soon hand over the baton to Chris Hipkins. photo

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It has been formally confirmed that the outgoing New Zealand Prime Minister will be succeeded by Chris Hipkins. His deputy has also been determined.

Former New Zealand Minister of Police and Education Chris Hipkins to succeed outgoing Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.

The 44-year-old was born on Sunday formally confirmed as his successor by a Labor Party committee, along with his future deputy, Carmel Sepuloni, a Pacific Islander representative. Hipkins announced at a press conference on Sunday that he would be sworn in as the new prime minister on Wednesday.

The 42 year old veins, who has ruled the country since 2017, surprisingly announced on Thursday that she would withdraw by February 7 and said she lacked the strength to continue. She is expected to step down shortly before Hipkins is then sworn in as the country’s 41st prime minister. He is then to lead the country in the elections scheduled for October 14.

dpa



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