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New Zealand’s Chris Hipkins Set To Be Officially Appointed PM Today


New Zealand's Chris Hipkins will be officially appointed prime minister today

Chris Hipkins will then hold his first meeting with Labor ministers before making his media debut.

Wellington:

The Governor-General of New Zealand will appoint Labor leader Chris Hipkins as prime minister in a formal ceremony on Wednesday, the government said after outgoing Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern resigned last week.

The Labor Party elected former Minister of Police and COVID-19 Response Hipkins, 44, to lead the party and country on Sunday. This comes after the sudden resignation of Ms Ardern, 42, who said she was “no longer brave enough” to lead the country.

Before Hipkins becomes prime minister, Ms Ardern will submit her resignation to King Charles’ representative in New Zealand, Governor-General Cindy Kiro. Kiro will then appoint Hipkins to the role and he will be sworn in.

Hipkins will then hold his first meeting with Labor ministers before making his media debut.

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