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Jacinda Ardern’s Global Stardom May Not Help Her Win Re-Election

  • New Zealand prime minister risks being seen as ‘liberal elite’
  • Popularity abroad contrasts with political realities at home
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Jacinda Ardern's Rise To Global Stardom
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Jacinda Ardern’s glowing global profile may be more hindrance than help when she seeks re-election next year.

New Zealand’s prime minister has been feted abroad as a compassionate leader and star of the political left; that’s not helping her at home, where her chances of winning a second term in office look far from assured.