Jun 21, 2018

New Zealand's prime minister gives birth to daughter

Jacina Ardern with her newborn.

New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern and her partner, Clarke Gayford, with their newborn. Photo: Jacinda Ardern/Instagram

New Zealand's prime minister Jacinda Ardern gave birth to a daughter on Thursday, announcing the news in an Instagram post.

Why it matters: Ardern is just the second elected world leader to have a child while in office, per the AP. Benazir Bhutto had a daughter while serving as Pakistan's prime minister in 1990.

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