The Māori Party has confirmed Rawiri Waititi as its new co-leader, pending special votes confirming his win in the Waiariki electorate seat.
Waititi edged out the Labour Party MP Tamati Coffey in the Bay of Plenty-based seat, in something of an election upset.
The Māori Party confirmed the move at its Special General Meeting last night.
Waititi replaces John Tamihere as the party's co-leader, joining Debbie Ngarewa-Packer.
Ngarewa-Packer thanked Tamihere for his service, and says she's looking forward to working with Waititi.
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