'You'll never hear me pretend to be superwoman': New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks to The Straits Times in an exclusive interview during her first official visit to Singapore on May 17.

If there has been another premier who had a baby months after winning a parliamentary election, and who took maternity leave in her first year at work and then was proposed to while in office, history books do not mention it.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, 38, talked about her iconic "hijab" moment and juggling an infant and a country in an exclusive interview with The Straits Times. Here are excerpts:

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 18, 2019, with the headline ''You'll never hear me pretend to be superwoman''. Print Edition | Subscribe