New Zealand Labour Party endorses Chris Hipkins as new leader
New Zealand's governing Labour Party endorsed Chris Hipkins as its new leader on Sunday, following the resignation of Jacinda Ardern, and the 44-year-old is set to become the country's 41st prime minister.
Carmel Sepuloni was backed as the country's deputy prime minister at the caucus meeting on Sunday.
(Cover: Chris Hipkins makes his way to a press conference at Parliament in Wellington, New Zealand, January 21, 2023. /CFP)