New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is pregnant

New Zealand Prime Minister pregnant with first child

Good morning! Jacinda Ardern, a.k.a New Zealand's legendary Prime Minister, just took to social media to announce she's pregnant!

She said her partner Clarke Gayford would be a "stay at home" dad.

"Clarke and I are really excited that in June our team will expand from two to three, and that we'll be joining the many parents out there who wear two hats", she said in a Facebook post.

Ardern went to the Philippines a year ago to other world leaders for the Association of Southeast Asian Summit in Manila.

Ardern and her partner Clarke Gayford have said they expect the baby, their first child, will be born in June. Pakistan's Benazir Bhutto gave birth to her second child in 1989 while she was still prime minister. I'm sure you'll be equally as great at being a mum as what you are as the Prime Minister!'

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She said she would be "contactable and available" during the period and would resume all leadership duties when it was over. This means the news came less than a week before Ardern formed a government 26 days after Kiwis went to the polls. The New Zealand Labor party fired up at reporters who asked Arden about how she would potentially juggle motherhood and the demanding role of PM if she was elected, with accusations of sexism and claims male candidates would never be asked the same question.

"For other women, it is totally unacceptable in 2017 to say that women should have to answer that question in the workplace", she said.

"It is a woman's decision about when they choose to have children".

The Guardian has highlighted Ardern's fight for a woman's right to privacy regarding baby plans, shortly before she conceived baby Ardern Gayford.

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