‘I am ready to be a backbencher MP, you run the country’



11 January, Kathmandu. It is said that when they come they bring a storm and when they go they leave quietly.

This was applied to Jacinda Arden’s life around 2017 when she took office as the Prime Minister of New Zealand for the first time at the age of 37 and turned 42 on Wednesday with nine months left in her term.

In the October 2017 elections in New Zealand, Jesinda’s Labor Party became the second party in Parliament. But after the formation of a coalition government, the Labor Party got the opportunity to lead. Jacinda became Prime Minister after the Labor Party elected its leader unopposed. At the age of 37, Jesinda became the prime minister of a party following the principles of ‘Pragmatic Center Left’ and became the main news in the media around the world. Some accused him of being a populist while others suspected him of immaturity.

Then, in the elections held in October 2020, the Labor Party alone won a majority. After that, Jacinda had the opportunity to remain prime minister because of her party’s numbers in parliament. But at the end of her term, she announced that she would resign from the post and devote time to her family.

She managed to garner praise for most of her tenure. He played a role in securing a single majority for the Labor Party by driving the second party from 14 seats to the first party with 64 seats. It was a happy time for him in terms of achievements.

However, when he formally resigned from his post on Wednesday, the entire New Zealand House turned emotional. She once again dominated the media around the world. When she left office, she went into shock rather than excitement.

The BBC mentioned footage of Jacinda entering Parliament House in the capital Wellington, ‘Jacinda entered Parliament after greeting hundreds of people present in the grounds. All the MPs hugged him one by one. Serofero became emotional.

As leader of the majority party in parliament, Jesinda, who sits as prime minister, would have resigned ahead of the upcoming elections in October. But she unexpectedly announced her resignation a week ago, saying she had done as much as she could for the country and had no plans to do more.

It was natural that it came as a surprise to many when he announced that he would be resigning without any specific reason for health, age or political constraints. He gave a simple reason, ‘I know what it takes to fulfill this responsibility. I also know that I do not have enough planning to sit in this responsibility and do justice.

‘I’m leaving because with such a privileged role comes responsibility. A responsibility that makes you realize when you are the right person to lead and when you are not.

Although he believes there will be some reason for him to stay in office and complete his term, he has made it clear that this has not happened.

She has announced that she will not only resign from the post without completing this term, but will also not participate in the upcoming elections. She said that there was not enough time for the family and the child, and said that she would make time for them.

After the announcement of his resignation a week earlier, there was a long discussion on who would be the next Prime Minister from the Labor Party. On Tuesday, the Labor Party decided to make Chris Hipkins, who was the education minister in Jacinda’s cabinet and who performed the duties of managing minister during the Corona epidemic, as prime minister.

Hipkins was praised for showing skill in managing the corona pandemic. He took oath and assumed office on Wednesday after Jacinda’s resignation was accepted.

Before officially resigning from the post, Jacinda took part in the religious festival of New Zealand’s Raithen Maori community in the capital Wellington on Tuesday for the last time as Prime Minister. Where he briefly reviewed his tenure as Prime Minister.

‘I have experienced such love, compassion, empathy and kindness throughout my tenure that this has been my most important experience. I will be grateful for many years for giving me such a wonderful role.

He had no advice for the new prime minister, Hipkins, except ‘you do it anyway’. He said, ‘It’s his (Hipkins) time next. He must carve out his niche and become the leader of his nature. I don’t have any advice that I can give. I can share my feelings with him. I can give notice of departure. But the future belongs to him.

Now you will not see me commenting on internal politics. I’ve served my time,’ she said in her last speech as prime minister, ‘I’m ready to be a backbench MP, I’m ready to be a mother and a sister.’


Source: OnlineKhabar

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