May 29, 2014
Harawira seeking new votes
Mana leader Hone Harawira says the Internet-Mana alliance will be about inspiring younger and promoting policies that address their concerns.
He says the Internet Party’s appointment of former Alliance MP Laila Harre as its leader was a signal of the alliance’s direction.
In her inaugural speech yesterday, Ms Harre promised to give young New Zealanders a future in the digital economy and said the alliance was in the strategic interests of this generation.
She also promised to scrap what she called the straightjacket of National Standards in schools and to restore free tertiary education.
Mr Harawira says it’s a message that should resonate with disaffected voters.
"If we can put this together in a way where we're not targeting Labour's voters, where we're not targeting the Green Party's voters, but we're targeting the people who've gotten disenfranchised, they've gotten hoha. If we go aftger thiose people and bring them back into the game, then what we're doing is we're adding new votes to the opposition side of the table," he says.
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