Greens want 2 deputy PMs

Green co-leader Metiria Turei wants to be c0-deputy Prime Minister too.

The Greens could share the deputy Prime Minster role in a coalition with Labour, Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei says.

Greens co-leader Russel Norman last month said he was keen on the role.

Ms Turei said she would like to be deputy Prime Minister along with Dr Norman.

“There’s no rules that stop there from being more than one deputy Prime Minister,” she told told The Nation.

“Russel and I have had a co-leadership role in the Greens that’s worked very well for the Green Party. I think something similar would work very well for the country as well.” . . .

That is very much a matter of opinion.

From the outside the co-leadership looks very much like tokenism with Norman being the leader in all but name.

He appears to do far more speaking on the party’s behalf than she does.

In spite of National’s popularity and the distrust and disarray on the left, it is possible the left could still be in government.

But when Labour has spurned the Green Party its won’t be keen on one Green deputy let alone two.

And what would happen when the Prime Minister was overseas – would there then be two acting PMs?




8 Responses to Greens want 2 deputy PMs

  1. Adolf Fiinkensein says:

    They’d take turn about. Norman on even days and Turei on odd days. She is a bit odd, you know!

    That’s how they do things in Wonderland.


  2. It’s unfortunate but how would they cope on the days when Ms Turei seems to disappear when there is the hint of her being involved in a scandle once more, or even days of sartorial inelegance?


  3. pdm says:

    The worry is that on the latest Roy Morgan poll 40% of the country is stupid enough to vote in a way that makes this a possibility.


  4. Neil says:

    Apparently Ms Turei in her earlier life was a member of the McGillicuddy Serious Party. Perhaps she has had a relapse.
    What a lot of nonsense !!!!


  5. RBG says:

    ‘From the outside the co-leadership looks very much like tokenism’. Just shows how wrong you are when you pass judgement looking at things from the outside with your blinkered right wing FPP vision.


  6. robertguyton says:

    Gormless post, Ele. The Greens deserve more than just two Ministerial positions and with a favourable wind, will achieve that. Russel and Metiria will make excellent co-Deputy Prime Ministers and when David Cunliffe is away overseas, yes, there will be two people steering the ship. Ele’s implication that Metiria is ‘token’ is a veiled racist comment and not at all admirable. Could be sexist too, who knows. Certainly, shallow and wrong.


  7. TraceyS says:

    “… favourable wind”

    Do you mean a vote fart?


  8. Willdwan says:

    “co-deputy prime-ministers,” brilliant, do we all get to have a turn?


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: