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22 June 2018 - New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern Gives Birth to Baby Girl

Publié par Marion Coste le 22/06/2018

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern becomes just second world leader to give birth in office

Jonathan Vigliotti (CBS News, 21/06/2018)

There was no press gaggle or hospital door wave. Just a single photo posted on Instagram: "Welcome to our village, wee one," wrote Prime Minister and new mom Jacinda Ardern.

She is only the second world leader in modern history to give birth while in office -- the first was Pakistan's Benazir Bhutto.

Ardern was driven in her own car to Auckland City Hospital and delivered her child in the public wing, the end to a pregnancy that was extraordinary just for how ordinary it was. It's a point underscored in January when she and her partner made the announcement to media camped on their doorstep.

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New Zealand’s PM Jacinda Ardern welcomes her ‘wee girl to our village’

Bernard Lagan (The Times, 22/06/2018)

Jacinda Ardern, the prime minister of New Zealand, has become the second world leader in modern history to have a child in office.

Ms Ardern, 37, gave birth to a 3.31kg (7.3lb) girl yesterday after a ten-hour labour. She announced the arrival by posting a picture of herself and Clarke Gayford, her partner, with their daughter on Instagram. She wrote: “Welcome to our village wee one.”

The post quickly attracted more than 100,000 likes.

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Helen Clark: Ardern and Gayford sending 'very powerful' statement to the world on gender equality

(New Zealand Herald, 22/06/2018)

Former prime minister Helen Clark says the birth of Jacinda Ardern and Clarke Gayford's baby is sending a "very powerful" statement to the world on gender equality.

Prime Minister Ardern and her partner Gayford welcomed their first child, a baby girl, on Thursday.

She was born at Auckland City Hospital at 4.45pm, weighing 3.31kg (7lbs 5oz).

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'That's 4.2 million godparents': New Zealand basks in 'first baby' glow

Charles Anderson and Aimie Cronin (The Guardian, 22/06/2018)

New Zealand is basking in a nationwide new baby glow after prime minister Jacinda Ardern announced the birth of her first child on Thursday.

The arrival of the as-yet-unnamed baby girl, dubbed the “first pēpi”, made it onto every major newspaper front page on Friday. The Press in Christchurch went with a pink banner. The New Zealand Herald had a special celebratory wrap-around. The Bay of Plenty Times splashed with “It’s a girl!”.

The “very fine and wonderful occasion” was also marked with a specially-commissioned poem by the poet laureate titled Jacinda and Clarke and Baby and Us.

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