Chris Hipkins has been sworn in as New Zealand’s 41st Prime Minister.
The 44-year-old was formally appointed to the role in Wellington, a week after Jacinda Ardern’s shock resignation.
Ardern had said
she no longer has “enough in the tank” to lead the country.
The country’s governor-general Cindy Kiro accepted her formal resignation on Wednesday.
Hipkins built a reputation as the minister who led New Zealand’s Covid-19 strategy.