A sign of the times, NZ PM Ardern’s resignation resonates for women in power

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By Kate Lamb, Lucy Craymer and Kanupriya Kapoor WELLINGTON (Reuters) – Thursday’s shock resignation of New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who altered the face of global politics when she was elected the world’s youngest female head of state, throws a spotlight on the punishing demands faced by women in power. Holding back tears as she made her declaration, the 42-year-old politician said she had next to nothing left “in the tank” and it was time to step aside after a challenging 5-1/2 years in office. “Politicians are human,” she said. “We give all that we can, for as long as we can, a…

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