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 powersEdit
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 MinistersEdit
Living former Prime MinistersEdit
As of September 2019, there are seven living former New Zealand Prime Ministers, as seen below.
Sir Geoffrey Palmer
born 1942 (age 77)
born 1949 (age 70)
born 1935 (age 84)
Dame Jenny Shipley
born 1952 (age 67)
born 1950 (age 69)
Sir John Key
born 1961 (age 58)
born 1961 (age 57)