Henry Cooke at Stuff writes:
Backbench Green MP Marama Davidson has officially announced her bid to be the new co-leader of the Green Party.
The position has been vacant since Metiria Turei resigned in August, but the party’s constitution mandates that there must be a male and female co-leader.
Davidson is the first contender out the gate and picked by many as the favourite. Nominations opened on Friday and will close next Friday.
Very interesting. Davidson is regarded as the “left-wing candidate,” and one of the most socially liberal MPs within the Green party.
In short, Davidson is seen as Turei’s successor.
The election of the Green party female co-leader will indicate whether the Greens will be favoring either socialism or environmentalism.