Post by Kiwi Frontline on Nov 7, 2020 2:09:36 GMT 12
MĀORI PARTY GAINS SECOND WAKA IN STUNNING RETURN TO PARLIAMENT
In a stunning comeback from political death, the Māori Party has gained a second seat in Parliament.
The final results of the 2020 election have revealed that party co-leader Debbie Ngarewa-Packer, who stood in the Te Taihauāuru seat running from Porirua to Tirau, will come into Parliament on the party’s list.
She will join Waiariki Māori Party MP Rawiri Waititi, who has kept his seat after a tight provisional result that saw him 415 votes ahead of then-incumbent, Labour’s Tāmati Coffey.
Waititi increased his winning margin in the electorate, covering the Bay of Plenty and South Waikato, which rose to 836 in the final result......