Why Jacinda Ardern could be dismissed as Prime Minister of New Zealand as her unpopularity grows at home
Why Jacinda Ardern as Prime Minister of New Zealand could be REMOVED because her unpopularity continues to grow at home
- Jacinda Ardern is praised all over the world for her leadership style
- The New Zealand leader could be dismissed in the midst of a coalition scandal
- Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters is embroiled in a scandal of donations
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern (photo) has been praised all over the world for acting on climate change, social justice
Jacinda Ardern could be dismissed after a time limit as Prime Minister of New Zealand, according to recent poll results.
The Labor leader has been praised around the world for acting in the areas of climate change, social justice, equality and how she dealt with Christchurch’s terror attack and the tragedy on the White Island volcano last year.
But Mrs Ardern’s support on her own soil seems to get a bull’s-eye as Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters is confronted with increasing control.
Mrs Arden has not criticized or questioned the leader of Labour’s coalition partner New Zealand First, who is currently engaged in a gift scandal.
The electoral committee suggested that donations from the party’s fundraising foundation should have been declared and the investigation should have been brought to the police.
After revelations that several foundation donors – best understood as a legal hole in the New Zealand electoral system – came from the racing industry, Mr. Peters – also minister for racing – was accused of major conflicts of interest.
Mrs Ardern’s support on her own soil seems to be a hit now that Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters (left) is increasingly being called upon for his political practices
The rough story is nothing new for Mr. Peters, who was first elected to parliament in 1979, and is often described as an odd man out.
But his behavior is increasingly at odds with Mrs. Ardern’s promise for “ruthless positivity” and transparency.
The chaos is in the hands of opposition leader Simon Bridges, who after the election excluded deals with NZ First in an attempt to win Kiwis sick from Peters’ behavior.
Mrs. Ardern told Radio New Zealand that she was not in charge of NZ First and the Greens, who are part of the coalition.
“These are not matters for which I am responsible,” she said.
‘I am the leader of the PvdA, I had nothing to do with this and I am not going to stand here and explain or defend it because it is not for me.
“I cannot lead both a government and three political parties.”
While Mrs. Ardern remains a preferred prime minister in the polls, a 1 News poll indicates growing support for a nationally led coalition.
New Zealand goes to the polls on September 19.
Mrs Arden did not criticize or question the leader of the less important party New Zealand First, who is currently engaged in a donation scandal. The election committee suggested that donations from the party’s fundraising foundation should have been declared and the investigation should have been brought to the police