Tariana Turia and Pita Sharples are considering standing for re-election at the next election. I suppose they have to reconsider their decisions to retire, because the Maori Party has lost votes and support since going into government with National.
I expect that even if they decide to stand again, it will be to little purpose because only Mrs Turia will win her electorate seat, leaving the Maori Party as a lame duck party, like ACT and United Future.
And that's a sad end to a party that was founded on some good principles.
Morphine - Good, 1993