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New Zealand’s Prime Minister Gives Birth

New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has given birth to her first child making her the second elected leader in modern history to give birth while in office. The first being the former Prime Minister of Pakistan the late Benazir Bhutto. Prime Minister Ardern was admitted to a hospital in the city of Auckland early on Thursday morning, four days after her due date. The 37-year-old will take six weeks of maternity leave, and has now passed on her duties to Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters. However, she would continue to read cabinet papers during her time away. The healthy baby girl was born at 16:45 local time. Ardern later broke news of the birth on social media, saying she felt very lucky and thanking staff at the hospital.

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