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NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is all of us

New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern would be all of us if we were the elected leaders of an entire nation.

Watch the video above to see some of her most relatable moments, from gushing about her cats to avoiding doing the household washing.

But would you like to know even more?!

Well Jacinda Ardern was the youngest MP sitting in New Zealand parliament between 2008 and 2010. In her maiden speech, the then-28-year-old spoke about welfare, calling it “a necessary safety net, and a support for those who are unable to support themselves”, according to Newsroom.

She is the youngest ever Prime Minister. The youngest ever Leader of the Labour party. And the second woman to lead the Labour Party in its history.

On the campaign trail, she stood up for the environment – negotiating with farmers regarding the Labour and Green parties’ proposed water and pollution taxes.

She stood up – and is standing up – for women, hoping to ease restrictions on abortion by removing it from the 1961 Crimes Act. And attempting to break the stigma around telling employers about plans to take maternity leave.


She’s is fighting for equal education opportunities across all of New Zealand, with a vision to make her country “a place where everyone, no matter where they live or what their income, has the best education and the opportunity to flourish,” as she said in her first speech as the Leader of the Opposition in August.

She is a supporter of the LGBTQI community. In 2013 she voted in favour of the Marriage Equality Bill and, in 2004, paid to have her name included in a newspaper ad supporting the Civil Union Bill.

Find out more about Jacinda Ardern by reading everything you need to know about her.

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