Former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen
Clark took to social news and entertainment website Reddit this morning to answer user questions.
Reddit boasts over 43 million users and is the same platform used by Obama last year to promote his re-election campaign.
IAmA is one of the most popular sections of the website where people begin with “I am a…” and follow with AMA “ask me anything”.
Well known participants have included Barack Obama, Stephen Colbert, Ron Paul, Bill Gates and now Helen Clark.
In her AMA she touched on issues she addressed during her time as Prime Minister through to her current position as Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme.
On her role in the late Sir Paul Holmes being granted a knighthood:
“In NZ everyone knows I don’t
agree with knighthoods – my government abolished them. But I do think the late Paul Holmes was worthy of a top honour.”
On the need for a constitution in New Zealand:
“NZ has firm constitutional arrangements – I don’t think it necessarily needs a document titled “The Constitution”. Perhaps if it changes its status from constitutional monarchy to republic one day, it will have to be more formal…”
On her biggest challenge while Prime Minister: