NZ Prime Minister Visits Grieving Families After Christchurch Carnage


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NZ Prime Minister Visits Grieving Families After Christchurch Carnage
The calm and compassion shown by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in response to the killing of 50 Muslims by a suspected white supremacist has burnished the credentials of a leader whose youth and celebrity had given critics’ doubts. In the hours after the carnage in Christchurch on Friday left New Zealanders reeling, the 38-year-old Ardern struck all the right notes. Reuters reports he promptly labeled the worst peacetime mass killing in New Zealand as terrorism, and set about reassuring a nation that has been largely unscathed by the violence and fears that have afflicted other countries in the past two decades. A day after the attack, Ardern led a multi-party group to visit grieving families and Muslim community members.

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