The Māori Party has failed to support Helen Clark in her bid to lead the United Nations.
Māori Party co-leader Marama Fox said yesterday that party members unequivocally do not support Miss Clark.
The police raids at Urerewa in 2007, and the passing of the Foreshore and Seabed Act in 2005 were examples of Miss Clark’s inability to stand up for the rights of indigenous people.
The stance by the Maori Party and other political moves has resulted in Helen Clark to currently sit in 6th place in the race to win enough votes to lead the United Nations.
Labour MP for Hauraki-Waikato and member of Miss Clark’s government Nanaia Mahuta said the Māori Party was engaged in political point scoring.
Ms Mahuta said Miss Clark’s record stood for itself.
“She has been a woman of principle and she will be a good contender for this challenge.”