Jacinda Ardern to step down as New Zealand prime minister


              New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, right, hugs her fiancee Clark Gayford after announcing her resignation at a press conference in Napier, New Zealand, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023. Fighting back tears, Ardern told reporters that Feb. 7 will be her last day in office. (Mark MItchell/New Zealand Herald via AP)
            
              New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, right, hugs her fiancee Clark Gayford after announcing her resignation at a press conference in Napier, New Zealand, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023. Fighting back tears, Ardern told reporters that Feb. 7 will be her last day in office. (Mark MItchell/New Zealand Herald via AP)
            
              New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, right, hugs her fiancee Clark Gayford after announcing her resignation at a press conference in Napier, New Zealand, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023. Fighting back tears, Ardern told reporters that Feb. 7 will be her last day in office. (Mark MItchell/New Zealand Herald via AP)
            
              New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern grimaces as she announces her resignation at a press conference in Napier, New Zealand. Fighting back tears, Ardern told reporters that Feb. 7 will be her last day in office. (Warren Buckland/New Zealand Herald via AP)
            
              New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern grimaces as she announces her resignation at a press conference in Napier, New Zealand. Fighting back tears, Ardern told reporters that Feb. 7 will be her last day in office. (Warren Buckland/New Zealand Herald via AP)
            
              New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern grimaces as she announces her resignation at a press conference in Napier, New Zealand Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023. Fighting back tears, Ardern told reporters that Feb. 7 will be her last day in office. (Warren Buckland/New Zealand Herald via AP)
            
              New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, right, with her fiancee Clark Gayford leave a press conference after announcing her resignation in Napier, New Zealand, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023. Fighting back tears, Ardern told reporters that Feb. 7 will be her last day in office. (Mark MItchell/New Zealand Herald via AP)
            
              New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern grimaces as she announces her resignation at a press conference in Napier, New Zealand Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023. Ardern says that she will not contest this year's general elections. (Warren Buckland/New Zealand Herald via AP)
            
              New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, right, hugs her fiancee Clark Gayford after announcing her resignation at a press conference in Napier, New Zealand, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023. Fighting back tears, Ardern told reporters that Feb. 7 will be her last day in office. (Mark MItchell/New Zealand Herald via AP)
            
              New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, right, hugs her fiancee Clark Gayford after announcing her resignation at a press conference in Napier, New Zealand, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023. Fighting back tears, Ardern told reporters that Feb. 7 will be her last day in office. (Mark MItchell/New Zealand Herald via AP)
            
              New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, right, hugs her fiancee Clark Gayford after announcing her resignation at a press conference in Napier, New Zealand, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023. Fighting back tears, Ardern told reporters that Feb. 7 will be her last day in office. (Mark MItchell/New Zealand Herald via AP)
            
              New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern grimaces as she announces her resignation at a press conference in Napier, New Zealand. Fighting back tears, Ardern told reporters that Feb. 7 will be her last day in office. (Warren Buckland/New Zealand Herald via AP)
            
              New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern grimaces as she announces her resignation at a press conference in Napier, New Zealand. Fighting back tears, Ardern told reporters that Feb. 7 will be her last day in office. (Warren Buckland/New Zealand Herald via AP)
            
              New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern grimaces as she announces her resignation at a press conference in Napier, New Zealand Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023. Fighting back tears, Ardern told reporters that Feb. 7 will be her last day in office. (Warren Buckland/New Zealand Herald via AP)
            
              New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, right, with her fiancee Clark Gayford leave a press conference after announcing her resignation in Napier, New Zealand, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023. Fighting back tears, Ardern told reporters that Feb. 7 will be her last day in office. (Mark MItchell/New Zealand Herald via AP)
            
              New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern grimaces as she announces her resignation at a press conference in Napier, New Zealand Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023. Ardern says that she will not contest this year's general elections. (Warren Buckland/New Zealand Herald via AP)
            
              New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, right, hugs her fiancee Clark Gayford after announcing her resignation at a press conference in Napier, New Zealand, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023. Fighting back tears, Ardern told reporters that Feb. 7 will be her last day in office. (Mark MItchell/New Zealand Herald via AP)
            
              New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, right, hugs her fiancee Clark Gayford after announcing her resignation at a press conference in Napier, New Zealand, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023. Fighting back tears, Ardern told reporters that Feb. 7 will be her last day in office. (Mark MItchell/New Zealand Herald via AP)
            
              New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, right, hugs her fiancee Clark Gayford after announcing her resignation at a press conference in Napier, New Zealand, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023. Fighting back tears, Ardern told reporters that Feb. 7 will be her last day in office. (Mark MItchell/New Zealand Herald via AP)
            
              New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern grimaces as she announces her resignation at a press conference in Napier, New Zealand. Fighting back tears, Ardern told reporters that Feb. 7 will be her last day in office. (Warren Buckland/New Zealand Herald via AP)
            
              New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern grimaces as she announces her resignation at a press conference in Napier, New Zealand. Fighting back tears, Ardern told reporters that Feb. 7 will be her last day in office. (Warren Buckland/New Zealand Herald via AP)
            
              New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern grimaces as she announces her resignation at a press conference in Napier, New Zealand Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023. Fighting back tears, Ardern told reporters that Feb. 7 will be her last day in office. (Warren Buckland/New Zealand Herald via AP)
            
              New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, right, with her fiancee Clark Gayford leave a press conference after announcing her resignation in Napier, New Zealand, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023. Fighting back tears, Ardern told reporters that Feb. 7 will be her last day in office. (Mark MItchell/New Zealand Herald via AP)
            
              New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern grimaces as she announces her resignation at a press conference in Napier, New Zealand Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023. Ardern says that she will not contest this year's general elections. (Warren Buckland/New Zealand Herald via AP)
            
              New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern attends a press conference in Sydney, Australia, with Australia's Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, July 8, 2022. Ardern, on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023, has announced her resignation as New Zealand prime inister. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
            
              New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern attends a press conference in Sydney, Australia, with Australia's Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, July 8, 2022. Ardern, on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023, has announced her resignation as New Zealand prime minister. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
Jacinda Ardern to step down as New Zealand prime minister