- Ardern was asked if she'd have to choose a baby over her career
- New Labour leader will face an election within two months
Jacinda Ardern was elected as the new leader of New Zealand's Labour opposition on Tuesday in a unanimous vote, following the resignation of former leader Andrew Little.
Little quit earlier in the day, according to local media, after taking responsibility for the Labour party's continued poor polling.
Just hours into her new role as alternative prime minister, Ardern was asked on current affairs show "The Project" about potentially juggling motherhood with her professional responsibilities.
"A lot of women in New Zealand feel they have to make a choice between having babies and having a career ... is that a choice that you feel you have to make or already made?" host Jesse Mulligan asked Ardern, after admitting some of his colleagues had said he shouldn't raise it.