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Jacinda Ardern

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern

Full Name: Jacinda Kate Laurell Ardern
Profession: New Zealand Prime Minister

Nationality:
New Zealand
New Zealand

Why Famous: When Ardern became Prime Minister of New Zealand in 2017, she also claimed the title of being the world’s youngest female head of government, at 37.

As a social democrat, Ardern has been likened to other progressive leaders, like Justin Trudeau.

Born: July 26, 1980
Birthplace: Hamilton, New Zealand
Age: 41 years old

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Leo

Historical Events

  • 2017-10-19 New Zealand Labour Party forms a coalition government led by Jacinda Ardern (37), youngest NZ leader in 161 years
  • 2017-10-26 Jacinda Ardern is sworn in as Prime Minister of New Zealand, becoming the world’s youngest female head of government
  • 2019-03-21 New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announces a ban on military-style semiautomatic weapons, 6 days after the Christchurch terrorist attack
  • 2019-05-15 Five of world's biggest tech companies pledge to tackle extremist material at "The Christchurch Call" initiative in Paris hosted by Jacinda Ardern and Emmanuel Macron
  • 2020-10-17 Labour Party headed by Jacinda Ardern re-elected in a landslide in New Zealand's general election

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