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Maori Roll Electors Urged to Vote Strategically

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Maori Roll Electors Urged to Vote Strategically

Voters enrolled in the seven Maori electorates must learn to maximize their influence by voting strategically, according to the Maori Party candidate for Te Tai Tokerau, Rev Te Hira Paenga.

“The latest polls highlight the need for voters to support the Maori Party in the coming election, because they show that this time around Labour is extremely unlikely to be in government.” Rev. Paenga said today.

“In the Maori Party we have always made it clear that we could work with Labour, just as well as with National, but this time around it does not look like that opportunity will arise. Our aim is to be always at the table in government.

“National are on a roll, and barring some kind of catastrophe for them, will be the government after the election. The only ability that Maori will have to exercise influence after the election will be through the Maori Party. Only the Maori Party will be able to provide a voice of moderation, working for policies like Whanau Ora that deliver stable government not just to Maori, but to all New Zealanders. The more members we get into Parliament, the stronger our voice will be.

“The leaders of the Dotcom financed Internet/Mana clique have made it abundantly clear that they will not work with a NationalNled government, while the Labour leader, David Cunliffe has made it just as clear that Internet/Mana will play no part in any government he leads. So, Maori votes for Internet/Mana represent a loseNlose proposition.

“There will be Maori Party candidates standing in some general seats as well, reminding nonNMaori voters that, while they may not be eligible to vote in the Maori seats, they can cast their list votes for the Maori Party to ensure another three years of stable and progressive government of our country,” said Rev Paenga.

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