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Meet Jacinda Ardern, 37, New Zealand's Next Prime Minister

When Ardern was elected Labour leader just 12 weeks ago, her party's polling numbers surged so rapidly it was dubbed "Jacindamania." She'll be the country's youngest prime minister in 150 years.
Jacinda Ardern will be the next prime minister of New Zealand. Ardern, who has led the Labour Party for less than three months, spoke at a press conference Thursday at Parliament in Wellington after a coalition government was formed. / MARTY MELVILLE / Getty Images

Canada has Justin Trudeau. France has Emmanuel Macron. But in terms of youth and charisma, New Zealand's next prime minister may have them beat.

Meet 37-year-old Jacinda Ardern. She'll be the country's youngest leader in 150 years, and she's the youngest-ever head of the Labour Party.

"It is an absolute honor and a privilege to have Thursday. "Labour has always believed that government should be a partner in ensuring an economy that works and delivers for all New Zealanders. We also believe in a government that looks after its environment and ultimately looks after its people. And I believe that Labour has found true allies in Parliament to deliver on that."

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