Glen Johnson

Podcast: Jacinda Ardern calls it a day

March 15, 2023 Le Monde Diplomatique

In the first of two podcasts this month on the resignations of two prominent female leaders, journalist Glen Johnson reflects on New Zealand’s prime minister Jacinda Ardern’s surprise departure. She won international admiration for her handling of Covid and the Christchurch massacre but, Johnson explains, elements in the business community, the political opposition and the national media cultivated a highly toxic environment that ultimately made her position untenable. Listen here.


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