Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern had a baby girl on Thursday, becoming the first sitting world leader to give birth in nearly three decades. The last head of government to give birth while in power was Benazir Bhutto, who had her second child in 1990, while prime minister of Pakistan.
Ardern gave birth to a 7.3-pound baby in an Auckland hospital early Thursday morning, four days after her due date. She says she will take six weeks of maternity leave, during which Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters will assume her duties. Ardern says she will continue to read Cabinet papers during her time off.
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