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Jacinda Ardern
40th Prime Minister of New Zealand
Incumbent
Assumed office
26 October 2017
Monarch Elizabeth II
Governor General Patsy Reddy
Deputy Winston Peters
Succeeded by Bill English
Leader of the Opposition
In office
1 August 2017 – 26 October 2017
Deputy Kelvin Davis
Preceded by Andrew Little
Succeeded by Bill English
Leader of the Labour Party
Incumbent
Assumed office
1 August 2017
Deputy Kelvin Davis
Preceded by Andrew Little
Member of the New Zealand Parliament
for Mount Albert
Incumbent
Assumed office
8 March 2017
Preceded by David Shearer
Deputy Leader of the Opposition
In office
7 March 2017 – 1 August 2017
Leader Andrew Little
Preceded by Annette King
Succeeded by Kelvin Davis
Deputy Leader of the Labour Party
In office
1 March 2017 – 1 August 2017
Leader Andrew Little
Preceded by Annette King
Succeeded by Kelvin Davis
Member of the New Zealand Parliament
for the Labour Party List
In office
8 November 2008 – 8 March 2017
Succeeded by Raymond Huo
Personal details
Born Jacinda Kate Laurell Ardern
26 July 1980 (1980-07-26) (age 38)
Hamilton, New Zealand
Political party Labour Party
Domestic partner Clarke Gayford
Alma mater University of Waikato
Website Official website

Jacinda Kate Laurell Ardern (born 26 July 1980) is a New Zealand politician and the 40th and current Prime Minister of New Zealand upon her inauguration on 26 October 2017. She has been the Leader of the Labour Party and Leader of the Opposition since 1 August 2017. She has been the MP for Mount Albert since 8 March 2017.

She was born in Hamilton on the North Island. Her partner is Clarke Gayford. She is agnostic.

In the general election which took place on 23 September 2017, the Labour Party won 46 seats, a net gain of 14, putting it behind Bill English's National Party, which won 56 seats. She is set to become the next Prime Minister of New Zealand, after Winston Peters announced he would enter a coalition government with Labour.


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