Jacinda Ardern made history today, with the 37-year-old being sworn in as New Zealand’s 40th Prime Minister and the youngest woman to ever lead the country.
Outside Parliament Ardern and the new government were greeted by hundreds of enthusiastic supporters. Ardern addressed the crowd in her first speech to the public after being sworn in as Prime Minister.
“I want to start by saying it is an enormous privilege and an honour to stand with these people here today: in front of your house, with your government,” she told the crowd.
“I want to put emphasis on today on the words ‘your government’.
“This is a democracy, of course not everybody voted for us. But we vow, regardless of who you voted for, regardless of where in Aotearoa New Zealand you live, this will be a government for all New Zealanders.”