Chris Hipkins becomes PM of New Zealand
Chris Hipkins, 44, has promised to work on reducing the increase in inflation during the pandemic in addition to focusing on the economy. However, Chris Hipkins has only 9 months left in his term and the upcoming election is considered to be difficult for him, as the Labor Party has been shown in many polls to slip against the main opposition Conservative Party. New Zealand’s Governor-General Cindy Kiro first accepted Jacinda Ardern’s resignation during an event and then she swore in Chris Hipkins as Prime Minister. Hipkins said at the ceremony, that “It is the greatest privilege and responsibility of my life. And I am excited and excited by the challenges ahead.” Carmel Sepuloni was sworn in as Deputy Prime Minister during the event.
General elections will be held in October
New Zealand has a general election on October 14 and it will now be the responsibility of Chris Hipkins to lead his party to victory in a tough election. Current opinion polls show Labor likely to slide in the polls and the opposition party to be aggressive about rising inflation, poverty and increased crime in New Zealand. Jacinda Ardern, who became Prime Minister of New Zealand for the second time in a row, had become a well-known global leader due to her work and her statements on global issues were taken very seriously and seriously. Therefore, Chris will also have the challenge of taking his responsibility as seriously as Jacinda Ardern.
Who is Chris Hipkins?
Prime Minister Chris Hipkins has been very close to Jacinda Ardern and has worked with her for the last 14 years. New Zealand political analyst Josie Pagani described Hipkins as “sensible, likeable, tough and capable”. However, how will be his performance in the October elections is going to be watched by all. Meanwhile, a Horizon Research snap poll obtained by local media organization Stuff showed that Hipkins was the most popular potential candidate among voters, with the support of 26 percent of those surveyed. At the same time, the survey conducted across the country has shown that Jacinda Ardern’s party currently has the support of 31.7 percent of the people in the country, while the main opposition National Party can get the support of 37.2 percent of the people.