The New Zealand Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, has stated in an electoral debate that the President of the Spanish Government, Pedro Sánchez, is one of the international leaders those he admires the most.
“Of course I can, Pedro Sánchez, from Spain, and the Prime Minister of Denmark,” said the head of the New Zealand Government when asked if she could mention the international leaders she admires the most during an electoral debate Last Tuesday.
Ardern, who aspires to be re-elected in the elections on October 17, is known for his progressive policiesand for his good management during Covid-19, which has only caused 1,848 cases and 25 deaths in the oceanic country.
Last year, Sánchez and Ardern maintained a meeting in New York on the occasion of a meeting of leaders on the climate crisis.
«The plans of the Government of Spain to a just ecological transition and the inclusive budget that the New Zealand government has just put forward are the topics that have centered our conversation, ”said the Spanish Prime Minister on Twitter on that occasion.
During the election debate in New Zealand, the Conservative candidate, Judith Collins, noted that the leader he admires the most is Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor.
In the same debate, Ardern also admitted who had tried marijuana, a statement that was accepted normally by New Zealanders.
In addition to holding parliamentary elections, New Zealanders will vote on October 17 in two referenda on the legalization of recreational marijuana and on the legalization of euthanasia.
The president, whose management in the face of several crises -among them the new coronavirus pandemic- has been applauded internationally, part as a favorite in the polls to revalidate the position, although he avoided revealing his position on the legalization of cannabis.