Chris Hipkins was sworn in as the new Prime Minister of New Zealand. He took oath on Wednesday (January 25). New Zealand’s much-maligned Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern abruptly resigned as Prime Minister last week.

Taking the oath, Chris said, ‘Going to fulfill the biggest responsibility of life. I promise, I will try to fulfill all the responsibilities with full importance.’

Carmel Sepuloni was sworn in as Deputy Prime Minister with Chris. This is the first time that someone from the Pacific Islands has received such a high position in the New Zealand administration.

Former New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda announced her sudden resignation last week. He said, he has witnessed many hardships in New Zealand. He had to deal with terrible natural disasters, terrorist attacks and corona epidemic. Now he wants to be freed from work and stay with his work and family. Jacinda handed over the resignation letter to King Charles’ representative at Government House, saying this in Parliament. Members of Parliament were practically shocked to hear of his resignation.

Taking oath on this day, the new Prime Minister said that boosting the post-pandemic economy is his first and foremost task. He took oath as the 41st Prime Minister of New Zealand on this day. He is supposed to sit in the first cabinet meeting on this day. – Deutsche Welle

(January 25)