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Jacinda Ardern bows out as NZ PM

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New Zealand’s new prime minister has been sworn in, but 44-year-old Chris Hipkins now faces an uphill battle to lead the ruling Labour Party to victory in October’s election amid rising inflation and a looming recession. Hipkins was the only candidate in the governing Labour Party’s leadership contest. He replaces Jacinda Ardern, who announced her unexpected resignation six days ago.