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?