Jacinda Ardern speaks to media on August 1, 2017, after being appointed the new Labour leader only weeks out from the New Zealand general election.
Prime Minister-designate Jacinda Ardern and New Zealand First leader Winston Peters shake hands during a coalition agreement signing at Parliament on October 24, 2017, in Wellington. For weeks after the country’s 2017 general election, there was no clear victor, with neither major party winning an outright majority.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, her partner Clarke Gayford, and Gayford’s nieces Rosie and Nina Cowan arrive at Parliament after a swearing-in ceremony at Government House on October 26, 2017.
United States President Donald Trump joins South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in, Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak, Mexico’s President Enrique Pena Nieto, Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Taiwan’s representative James Soong to take part in a “family photo” during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders’ summit in the central Vietnamese city of Danang on November 11, 2017.
Barack Obama attends a pōwhiri — a formal Māori welcoming ceremony — with New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern at Government House on March 22, 2018 during his visit to Auckland.
Queen Elizabeth II greets Jacinda Ardern at Buckingham Palace on April 19, 2018 in London, England. Ardern wears a kahu huruhuru, a traditional Māori garment worn on special occasions.
Jacinda Ardern and partner Clarke Gayford pose for a photo with their newborn baby girl Neve Te Aroha Ardern Gayford on June 24, 2018 in Auckland. Ardern was only the second world leader to give birth in office.
Jacinda Ardern holds her daughter Neve Te Aroha Ardern Gayford, as her partner Clarke Gayford looks on during the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit on September 24, 2018, a day before the General Debate of the General Assembly at the United Nations in New York.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern wears a hijab as she embraces a Muslim woman at the Kilbirnie Mosque in Wellington, two days after a White supremacist attacked two mosques in Christchurch on March 15, 2019.
Jacinda Ardern greets Prince William with a hongi, a traditional Māori greeting, as they attend an Anzac Day service remembering fallen soldiers on April 25, 2019 in Auckland. Prince William was in New Zealand to commemorate the people killed in the Christchurch mosque terror attacks.
Jacinda Ardern hugs a first responder from the St John’s ambulance team that helped those injured in the White Island volcano eruption on December 9, 2019.
Jacinda Ardern and her coalition partner, Green Party leader James Shaw and former Labour Party politician Dover Samuels, cook breakfast on February 6 to mark Waitangi Day, a national holiday commemorating the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi between Māori chief and the British Crown.
Jacinda Ardern listens as Director General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield speaks to media on September 21, 2020 in Auckland. Bloomfield and Ardern ran daily briefings during New Zealand’s nationwide coronavirus lockdown.
National leader Judith Collins and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speak during a live leaders debate on September 22, 2020 in Auckland.
Jacinda Ardern casts her vote on October 3, 2020 in Auckland. Early voting is available in New Zealand ahead of the October 17 election.