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Jacinda Arden becomes youngest NZ Labour leader

Political parties Political leadership New Zealand

Just seven weeks out from a general election New Zealand's opposition Labour party has changed leaders.

Andrew Little resigned as leader of the Labour party yesterday — following a string of poor results in the polls and support for his party plummeting to just 23 per cent.

He's been replaced by 37-year-old Jacinda Ardern — she's promised to put the party's internal machinations to one side, and focus on winning the next month's election.

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