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'You'll never hear me pretend to be superwoman': Ardern

May 18, 2019 - The Straits Times (Singapore)

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:

A The act of travelling down and wearing a headscarf was just a decision I m...