Following the resignation of New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, her international presence is expected to decline.
Ardern gained popularity due to her relatable personality and ability to deliver moving rhetoric when needed, which resulted in her becoming a household name internationally.
However, her replacement, Chris Hipkins, is not expected to reach the same level of popularity.
Jacinda Ardern, the current Prime Minister of New Zealand, became a well-known figure globally due to her unique personality and oratory skills.
Her resignation comes as a surprise as her party, the Labor Party, had a huge win at the 2020 elections just three months ago.
Ardern cited family reasons as the reason behind her resignation and will be leaving politics altogether.
Her charismatic approach at delivering speeches and being an advocate for equality and justice has given her a large following internationally.
She is expected to be missed by many, but her replacement, Chris Hipkins, is not expected to reach the same level of popularity.
The Guardian characterised Ardern as having a "natural presence most politicians would sacrifice a kidney for" and having "Jacindamania" during her 2017 election campaign.
However, a different report from BBC News stated that while Ardern's popularity levels are high, she was "not without her critics and detractors".
Nevertheless, the BBC also notes that "Jacindamania" "would suggest she has won more fans than enemies.
" Regardless of her critics, Ardern's leadership skills and competence have been acknowledged globally, with the New York Times stating that she "set a global standard for leadership on Covid-19."
Ardern's resignation has come at a time when New Zealand's economy is recovering from the Covid-19 pandemic, and her successor will face the challenge of leading the country through this recovery period.
Chris Hipkins is expected to be confirmed as the new Prime Minister on Wednesday, but while he may not reach the same level of popularity as Ardern, he has been noted for his effective handling of the Covid-19 outbreak in New Zealand as the Minister of Health.