In earlier New Zealand elections, Nicola Willis played the function of powerful female politicians for the duration of practice debates. She took on the personas of Helen Clark and Jacinda Ardern to aid prepare the leaders of her National Celebration for their head-to-head clashes in the 2008 and 2017 campaigns. Now, Willis is preparing to step into the political arena herself.
If the correct-leaning National Celebration wins the upcoming election on October 14, which opinion polls recommend is probably, Willis will grow to be the country’s initial female finance minister in 30 years and only the second in its history. This is a considerable milestone for gender representation in New Zealand politics.
Assuming this function would come with its challenges as Willis would inherit an economy that has been hit difficult by the recession and a government that has had to make difficult choices for the duration of these hard instances. It would demand her to navigate the complexities of fiscal policy and make sound economic choices to aid rebuild the country’s economy.
Regardless of these challenges, Willis is poised to make her mark on New Zealand’s political landscape and contribute to the country’s recovery efforts. Her encounter in playing the roles of prominent female politicians in practice debates has undoubtedly ready her for the responsibilities that come with becoming a political heavyweight herself.