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‘Nice to be back’: New Zealand’s Prime Minister returns after maternity leave

WELLINGTON: New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern returned on Monday to Parliament to run her first Cabinet meeting, six weeks after giving birth to her daughter. Ardern entered the Cabinet’s dedicated meeting room on the top storey of the Executive Wing of the country’s Parliament building, known as the ‘Beehive’, to applause from her ministers. Taking her place next to Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters, she offered her “sincere thanks” to him for running the country, allowing her to become…