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Helen Clark

New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark

Profession: New Zealand Prime Minister

Nationality:
New Zealand
New Zealand

Why Famous: Clark was the 37th Prime Minister of New Zealand (1999-2008), and the second woman to hold that title.

After her term in office, Clark served as the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (2009-2017).

Born: February 26, 1950
Birthplace: Hamilton, New Zealand
Age: 70 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Pisces

Events in the Life of Helen Clark

  • 1999-11-27 New Zealand's Labour Party defeats the National-led government after 9 years in power, Helen Clark becomes the first elected female Prime Minister in New Zealand's history
  • 2008-11-08 John Key leads the National Party to victory in New Zealand's general election, defeating nine year Prime Minister Helen Clark and her Labour-led coaliton government
  • 2009-04-17 Former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark becomes the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the first woman to lead the organization

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