Pedro Sánchez, Prime Minister of Spain.

Pedro Sánchez, Prime Minister of Spain.

08-07-2020Juan Medina/Reuters

New Zealand Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, has told an electoral debate that she admires the Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez.

When asked if she could name International Leaders that she admired, Prime Minister Ardern didn’t hesitate for a second.

”Of course I can, Pedro Sánchez, from Spain and the Prime Minister of Denmark," she said on Tuesday.

Prime Minister Ardern is known for her progressive policies and good management of the Covid-19 crisis which resulted in 1,848 cases and 25 deaths in New Zealand.

Last year, Sánchez and Ardern held a Climate Crisis meeting for Political Leaders in New York.

"The Spanish Government’s plans for a just ecological transition and the inclusive budget that the New Zealand Government has just carried out were the main topics of conversation," Sánchez tweeted at the time.

New Zealand's conservative candidate, Judith Collins named German Chancellor Angela Merkel as the International Leader she admired most.

On October 17 New Zealanders will also vote in referendums on the legalisation of recreational marijuana and the legalisation of euthanasia.

During the debate, Prime Minister Ardern admitted that she had tried marijuana.

Ardern has been applauded worldwide for her handling of the coronavirus pandemic, she's highly popular and favourite to win the election on October 17.


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James Boddington / Hace about 1 year

Pedro Sanchez reminds me of the cool dude the Fonz in Happy Days. I can just imagine himself standing in front of a mirror and admiring himself and thinking: you don´t have to do anything, you´re perfect! Pedro Sanchez will go down in history as the PM who gave Spain the biggest economic melt down and debt mountain ever recorded.


Mark Badoer / Hace about 1 year

Classic case of cognitive dissonance. One Lada driver, asking another Lada driver: great cars aren't they? If there is one leader who abondened his people and country in this crisis, it is Pedro Sanchez. The man has become invisible after the lock down ended. A lock down which crippled the country and economy and basically brought Spain only misery and economic mahem, as it made no difference to the virus being among us.


Harry / Hace about 1 year

No comment. Good luck New Zealand.