Chris Hipkins sworn in as new Prime Minister of New Zealand

Jan 25, 2023

New Delhi, Jan 25 (ANI): Chris Hipkins, 44, has been sworn in as the 41st Prime Minister of New Zealand on January 24, reported New Zealand’s public broadcaster RNZ. After the formal handover of the power, Jacinda Ardern left Parliament as prime minister for the final time this morning, heading to Government House to officially tender her resignation and shift to the back benches. Hipkins was first elected to parliament in 2008 and was appointed minister for Covid-19 in November 2020.He was the minister for police, education and public service. Jacinda Ardern's surprise resignation sparked a Labour Party leadership contest.