Chris Hipkins sworn in as New Zealand’s 41st prime minister

  • Chris Hipkins was sworn in as the 41st prime minister of New Zealand by the governor-general during a ceremony in Wellington.
  • His appointment came after the resignation of former PM Jacinda Ardern.
  • He will have less than nine months before contesting a tough general election, with opinion polls indicating his Labour Party is trailing its conservative opposition.
  • He served as education and police minister under Ardern.