New Zealand's prime minister Jacinda Ardern has suddenly resigned for reasons unknown at this moment.
Jacinda Ardern was the 40th Prime Minister of New Zealand and leader of the Labour Party. She rose to prominence in 2017 after becoming the youngest person to be elected as Prime Minister, at just 37 years old. Before entering politics, she had a successful career in public service and was a prominent figure on the international stage for her progressive policies and commitment to social justice issues.
She has been praised by the left for her leadership style which emphasizes collaboration, consensus-building, and empathy. Ardern also came under much scrutiny during the Covid-19 pandemic and the way she handled the lockdowns in her country.
Her resignation today came as a shock to many who admired her work both domestically and abroad.