New Zealand: Labour caucus votes in Chris Hipkins to succeed Jacinda Ardern

Sole nominee secures endorsement for prime minister, with Carmel Sepuloni to become first ever deputy prime minister of Pasifika background

Chris Hipkins will be New Zealand’s next prime minister after a formal vote endorsed him as Jacinda Ardern’s successor after her shock resignation on Thursday.

New Zealand will also swear in its first ever Pasifika deputy prime minister, with social development minister Carmel Sepuloni, who is of Tongan descent, to take the role.

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