29 Oct 2008

Maori Party yet to express post-election preference

12:20 pm on 29 October 2008

The Maori Party is the only minor political party yet to say who it would work with after the general election.

The post-election preferences were announced during a Television New Zealand leaders' debate on Monday night.

ACT and United Future say they will work with the National Party and the Green and Progressive Parties say they will work with the Labour Party.

New Zealand First leader Winston Peters made it clear he will work with anyone to deal with the economic crisis facing the country.

But some of his fellow minor party leaders, particularly ACT's Rodney Hide, made it clear they want nothing to do with him.

The Maori Party will consult Maori people after 8 November before making any decisions.