Chris Hipkins Set to Become New Zealand’s Prime Minister on Wednesday
Historic Success For Chris Hipkins and Carmel Sepuloni as New Zealand Swears In its 41st Prime Ministers
On January 22, 2023, political leaders Chris Hipkins and Carmel Sepuloni made history, being sworn in as the 41st New Zealand Prime Minster and Deputy Prime Ministers respectively. The appointment, which follows the resignation of Global Icon of Progressivism, Jacinda Ardern, who resigned from her post on Thursday after winning two term term in a landslide election victory.
Mr. Hipkins, aged 44, who already had been in the forefront of the fight against the covid pandemic for two years said that his main objective will be to revive the economy. He said that Ms. Sepuloni, the current Minister of Social Development holding the first Pasifika origin would be his Deputy.
The Parliamentary proceedings entailed Hipkins announcement of his appointment as Prime Minister after the unanimous vote of his party members, following the announcement of Ardern’s resignation due to lack of energy to continue in office.
The parliamentary proceedings were not without mentioning the acrimonious campaign against Ardern during her tenure,particularly on social media. Hipkins declared it to be ‘absolutely abject’.
While accepting the oath of office, Hipkins declared he will keep the Ardern family away from the spotlight in respect of the former Prime Minster.
In the previous tenure, Ardern had successfully guided the country through natural disasters, the covid-19 pandemic and the worst attack in the country’s history. Mr. Hipkins and Ms Sepuloni are set to continue the reign of successful governance in New Zealand.