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As New Zealand’s 41st prime minister, Chris Hipkins emphasises the importance of the country’s economy

Chris Hipkins was sworn in as New Zealand’s 41st prime minister on Tuesday, saying he wants to focus on the country’s economic recovery.

Chris Hipkins has been sworn in as Prime Minister of New Zealand. He said his focus will be on the national economy, not just his own portfolio, which includes building skills to create more jobs for people.

He will be sworn in on 25 May after being elected by the 52nd Parliament. The 41st Parliament was established on 1 May 2017 and is due to run until 20 August 2017.  Hipkins will be Prime Minister as New Zealand’s first openly bisexual leader, a newly elected person of colour and the first Maori person since 1870 to hold the position.