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  • Mount Albert, Auckland, New Zealand
    Thursday Jan 12, 2017

    Jacinda Ardern

    Mount Albert by-election

    Mount Albert, Auckland, New Zealand
    Thursday Jan 12, 2017

    Ardern put forward her name for the Labour nomination for the Mount Albert by-election to be held in February 2017 following the resignation of David Shearer on 8 December 2016. When nominations for the Labour Party closed on 12 January 2017, Ardern was the only nominee and was selected unopposed.




  • New Zealand
    Sunday Jan 22, 2017

    Jacinda Ardern

    Women's March and Labour's candidate

    New Zealand
    Sunday Jan 22, 2017

    On 21 January, Ardern participated in the 2017 Women's March, a worldwide protest in opposition to Donald Trump, the newly inaugurated president of the United States. She was confirmed as Labour's candidate at a meeting on 22 January. Ardern won a landslide victory, gaining 77 per cent of votes cast in the preliminary results.




  • New Zealand
    Tuesday Mar 7, 2017

    Jacinda Ardern

    Deputy Leader of the Labour Party

    New Zealand
    Tuesday Mar 7, 2017

    Following her win in the by-election, Ardern was unanimously elected as deputy leader of the Labour Party on 7 March 2017, following the resignation of Annette King who was intending to retire at the next election. Ardern's vacant list seat was taken by Raymond Huo.




  • Wellington, New Zealand
    Tuesday Aug 1, 2017

    Jacinda Ardern

    Becoming the youngest leader

    Wellington, New Zealand
    Tuesday Aug 1, 2017

    At 37, Ardern became the youngest leader of the Labour Party in its history. She is also the second female leader of the party after Helen Clark.




  • New zealand
    Thursday Oct 19, 2017

    Jacinda Ardern

    Coalition to become the next prime minister

    New zealand
    Thursday Oct 19, 2017

    On 19 October 2017, New Zealand First leader Winston Peters agreed to form a coalition with Labour, making Ardern the next prime minister. This coalition receives confidence and supply from the Green Party. Ardern named Peters as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs. She also gave New Zealand First five posts in her government, with Peters and three other ministers serving in Cabinet.




  • Wellington, New Zealand
    Thursday Oct 26, 2017

    Jacinda Ardern

    Becoming the head of the government

    Wellington, New Zealand
    Thursday Oct 26, 2017

    she was sworn in by the Governor-General on 26 October 2017. She became the world's youngest female head of government at age 37.




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