Jacinda Ardern has announced she will quit as New Zealand prime minister ahead of this year’s election, saying she no longer has “enough in the tank” to lead.
In an emotional speech, Ardern detailed how six “challenging” years in the job had taken a toll.
New Zealand Labour Party MPs will vote to find her replacement on Sunday.
The shock announcement comes as polling indicates the party faces a difficult path to re-election on 14 October.
Ardern, 42, said she had taken time to consider her future over the summer break, hoping to find the heart and energy to go on in the role.
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