Good Riddance! New Zealand's Authoritarian PM Ardern Not Seeking Re-election

Nick Kangadis | January 20, 2023
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On the upcoming morning of February 8, New Zealanders will be able to sing, ‘Ding dong the witch is gone!’

That melody could be on the minds of Kiwis that day because authoritarian Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s final day in office will be February 7, as she announced that she won’t be seeking re-election.

According to Radio New Zealand, Ardern said the following on Thursday:

"After going on six years of some big challenges, I am human. Politicians are human. For me, it's time…

"So today I'm announcing that I will not be seeking re-election and my term as prime minister will conclude no later than the 7th of February.

"I believe that leading a country is the most privileged job anyone could ever have but also one of the more challenging. You cannot and should not do it unless you have a full tank plus a bit in reserve for those unexpected challenges.”

It’s really easy to “lead” a country when you make all your citizens prisoners in their own homes because of a manufactured pandemic in which a virus was released on the world for varied reasons.

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Ardern was known worldwide for her commitment to her authoritarianism, once saying that information that didn’t originate from government couldn’t be believed.

But that’s not all, Ardern also referred to free speech as a “weapon of war.”

So forgive me if I say I’m not going to miss her and hope she just fades away. Buh-bye!

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