Jacinda Ardern, who has served as prime minister of New Zealand since 2017, announced that she will be resigning effective February 7 at the latest.
Ardern revealed her decision at the Labour Party’s annual caucus meeting on Thursday.
“I’m leaving because with such a privileged role comes responsibility,” she said, according to The Guardian.
“The responsibility to know when you are the right person to lead and also when you are not.
“I know what this job takes, and I know that I no longer have enough in the tank to do it justice. It’s that simple.”
As Bloomberg reports, Ardern will stay on as a member of parliament until April.
An election is scheduled to be held on October 14.