Chris Hipkins is the new Prime Minister of New Zealand

Chris Hipkins sworn in as New Zealand’s 41st Prime Minister. He is a close political ally of the country’s newly ex-leader Jacinda Ordern.

The 44-year-old politician was officially appointed as the Prime Minister in the capital Wellington on Wednesday. A week after Ardern (42) shocked everyone by suddenly announcing her resignation, Hipkins took over as prime minister.

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