Wellington, January 22 (QNA) - New Zealand's ruling Labor Party has chosen Chris Hipkins to replace Jacinda Ardern as Labor Party leader and prime minister, in a meeting on Sunday morning.
Hipkins, 44, got the unanimous support of 64 lawmakers from the ruling Labor Party after he was the only candidate to replace Jacinda Ardern who announced her surprise resignation last week after more than five years in office.
Speaking at a press conference, Hipkins said that he will be officially sworn in to his new role on Wednesday.
He named Carmel Sepuloni as deputy prime minister, to be New Zealands first deputy prime minister of Pacific origin. (QNA)
22 January 2023
New Zealand's Ruling Party Confirms Chris Hipkins as New Prime Minister
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