The 44-year-old Hipkins, the island nation’s 41st prime minister, promised in his inaugural address that
It will focus on economic life affected by the “inflation epidemic”.
In New Zealand, it was 7.2 percent in the fourth quarter of 2022 economic inflationwith which he approached a three-decade peak, but ultimately remained below it.
But New Zealand has held a general election in less than nine months, and opinion polls suggest Hipkins’ Labor Party could lag behind the opposition Conservatives.
Hipkins described the assignment as the greatest privilege and responsibility of his life. He emphasized that he is full of energy and excited about the tasks ahead.
in concert at the same time Carmel Cipollone A deputy prime minister was also appointed: for the first time, a politician from a Pacific island, a Tongan, could hold this position.
Many people refer to Hepkins by the nickname Chibi, which stuck with him because of his cheerful disposition and supposed reputation as a slick guy. In Ardern’s government, she led the ministries responsible for policing, education and public services. During the epidemic, more attention was paid to it, as it played an important role in treating the coronavirus epidemic.
Jacinda Ardern He unexpectedly resigned on Thursday after five and a half years as prime minister. The 42-year-old politician explained his decision by saying that he was very tired from the difficult past years and wanted to devote his life to his family for a while. However, he will continue his work in the Legislative Council until April.
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