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Jacinda Ardern bids farewell as New Zealand prime minister, denies harassment motivated her resignation



On Ratana’s visit to the North Island Maori settlement, which was her last official engagement as prime minister, she said she would “hate” if her departure was seen as a “negative comment on New Zealand”.

Head of government to date New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern she said in her final public address as prime minister on Tuesday that the overwhelming majority of New Zealanders thanked her country for showing her “love, empathy and kindness”.

This was expressed by a 42-year-old woman at a Maori event honoring Tahupotiki Wailem Ratana, the founder of a religious and political movement in the Pacific nation.

He thanked the people of New Zealand for giving him “the greatest privilege of my life”. “I depart with a sense of gratitude for having taken on this wonderful role over the years,” he told reporters from the birthplace of one of the country’s most influential indigenous political movements. .

Ardern said he would not speak at the event, but those present gave him no choice. I want you to know that it was one of empathy, kindness,” he said, referring to “discussions” about the reasons for his resignation, adding: That’s what most people in New Zealand showed me. “

At that time, he denied that the reason for his resignation was the harassment and criticism he received through social networks. [nombre del país en maorí] New Zealand and its people are better than they were when I started,” he said, adding that he would “disgust” if his departure was seen as a “negative comment” on the country.

The politician announced last week that he would resign after the attacks and the COVID-19 pandemic.

But she said today, “I’m ready to be many things. I’m ready to be a second-row delegate. I’m ready to be a sister and a mother.” she added.

Ardern was probably the last prime minister to face the media, grinning and refusing to answer political questions, saying they were the responsibility of his successor.

Chris Hipkins The former minister in charge of managing the country’s pandemic is the only person to be named leader of the Labor Party and will take command of the country’s government from tomorrow Wednesday. He said he was confident he would become prime minister.

Source: Biobiochile

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