Dharamshala: Deputy speaker of the Tibetan Parliament in Exile, Acharya Yeshi Phuntsok yesterday on behalf of all Tibetans congratulated honorable Jacinda Ardern and her party for the impressive victory in the recent election of New Zealand.
“I am confident that you will continue to work for the good of the people of your country as you perform your duties of the Prime Minister of New Zealand,” he said.
“We deeply appreciate your ardent support for the Tibetan cause. You have met with different Tibetan youth leaders and have raised the issue of Tibet in many platforms when you were the President of International Union of Socialist Youth. We sincerely look forward for your continual support for the Tibetan cause,” he added.
Ms Ardern, a former policy adviser to Tony Blair, entered parliament in 2008 at the age of 28 and took over the leadership of her party in July. She will be the country’s youngest prime minister since 1856 and will be the third woman to lead a government after winning the support of the nationalist New Zealand First party last week.
Even though her party came second in the country’s recent elections, no party was able to secure a majority, leading the nationalist party to support Ms Ardern with backing from the Green Party.