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Jacinda Ardern did 'have it all' as New Zealand's prime minister

Despite sexist attacks, pioneer leaves with track record of policy successes

| New Zealand
Jacinda Ardern is embraced as she arrives at the Al Noor mosque in Christchurch in 2020 to unveil a memorial plaque in memory of the victims of a 2019 terror attack: She demonstrated how a woman leader can be both firm and empathetic.   © AP

Shan-Jan Sarah Liu is senior lecturer in gender and politics at the University of Edinburgh.

Jacinda Ardern's decision to resign as prime minister of New Zealand has sparked considerable discussion even though such a move by a politician is nothing new.

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