Tanya Plibersek, Federal Labor MP, says people around the world would like to see more politicians like Jacinda Arden, following the landslide election win of the New Zealand Prime Minister.
On Sunday morning, ABC’s Insiders programme told the opposition education spokeswoman, one of the most influential women in Australian politics, that Ms Ardern was a “inspiring person and an inspiring leader.”
“I think the whole world has been looking at Jacinda Ardern and saying, ‘I wish we had a bit more of that’,” she said.
On Saturday night, the New Zealand Labour Party, headed by Ms Ardern, rose to an enormous victory, with the center-left party on track to gain nearly half of the vote, the largest single-party haul in at least 50 years.
New Zealand escaped the worst of the coronavirus pandemic under Ms Ardern, one of the world’s youngest prime ministers, with only 25 deaths reported.
“I cannot imagine a people I would feel more privileged to work on behalf of, to work alongside and to be prime minister for,” she said at a campaign event on Saturday.
“Tonight’s result does give Labour a very strong and very clear mandate.”