Prime Minister of New Zealand
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The Prime Minister of New Zealand is New Zealand's head of government. This job is given to the leader of the party or coalition with the most support in the Parliament of New Zealand. Since 26 October 2017, the Prime Minister has been Jacinda Ardern of the Labour Party.
Responsibilities and powers[change | change source]
The role of the Prime Minister is not formally defined, being based on constitutional convention rather than specific legislation. According to these conventions, the Prime Minister is leader of Cabinet (itself a body existing by convention), and takes a co-ordinating role.
The Prime Minister holds the most senior post in the New Zealand Parliament. The Prime Minister is not able to give direct orders to other people in their party.
List of New Zealand Prime Ministers[change | change source]
Living former Prime Ministers[change | change source]
As of August 2020, there are six living former New Zealand Prime Ministers, as seen below.
Sir Geoffrey Palmer
born 1942 (age 78)
born 1935 (age 85)
Dame Jenny Shipley
born 1952 (age 68)
born 1950 (age 70)
Sir John Key
born 1961 (age 59)
born 1961 (age 58)
References[change | change source]
- "Former New Zealand Prime Minister Mike Moore dies age 71". Radio NZ. 2 February 2020. Retrieved 2 February 2020.