New Zealand is set for a centre-left coalition government led by Labour head Jacinda Ardern.
Jacinda Ardern has been opposition leader for the last 3 months. At 37, she is set to be the country’s youngest prime minister since 1856.Her Labour Party came second in September’s election, where no party was able to secure a majority.She first entered parliament in 2008, at the age of 28.
She had been involved in left-wing politics since her teens – including spending time in the UK as policy adviser to Tony Blair
Jacinda Ardern has already proved she can run a good campaign and broker a political deal – but now she faces new challenges.
High on her to-do list will be convincing the majority of New Zealanders who didn’t vote for her that the party which came second should be in power.