Christopher Luxon Assumes Office as New Zealand Prime Minister

  • 28 Nov 2023

On 27th Nov, former airline executive Christopher Luxon officially took office as New Zealand's Prime Minister, emphasizing a commitment to addressing inflation and lowering interest rates.

Key Points

  • Transition of Power: Christopher Luxon, the former chief executive of Air New Zealand, was sworn in as the head of a new coalition government, succeeding the Labour Party's Jacinda Ardern.
  • Immediate Priorities: The new government plans to prioritize restoring law and order and enhancing public services in its initial months in office.
  • Cost of Living Challenges: The previous Labour government faced challenges in controlling the rising cost of living, attributed in part to global factors such as pandemic-related supply issues and the Russia-Ukraine conflict.