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>> Using issues that will help our->> New Zealand's Prime Minister has given birth to her first child in Aokland. Jecenda Ardern posted on Instagram that she and her partner Clarke Gayford, welcomed a healthy baby girl just before 5 PM local time on Thursday. She said, welcome to our village wee one, and that all we're doing well.
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At 37 years old, Ardern is set to be just one of a handful of world leaders who have given birth while in power. Most notably Pakistan's former leader Benazir Bhutto, who had a son in 1990. New Zealand's deputy Prime Minister Winston Peter will be acting leader for six weeks while Ardern takes maternity leave.
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>> I hope the people of this country, first of all wishing the Prime Minister very best, and the clerk Ardern as well, and that she gets a solid start to motherhood so to speak.>> Ardern said there'll be little disruption during her time off. She says she'll stay in regular contact with Peters and be involved in major decisions.
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Ardern is the country's third female PM and announced in January she was expecting. She took power in last year's general election