Kim Dotcom's Internet Party says discussions with a
sitting electorate MP who was poised to join the party have
ended due to the prospect of a tie-up with Hone Harawira's Mana
Mr Dotcom triggered a flurry of speculation in recent weeks
after claiming that a sitting electorate MP had agreed to
join his party. While he refused to say who it was, he ruled
out Mr Harawira.
Today the party said: " Following the recent decision of
delegates at the Mana AGM to continue negotiations with the
Internet Party regarding a possible alliance, the current MP
and the Internet Party have mutually agreed to end further
Mr Dotcom said that due to a confidentiality agreement with
the MP "no further comment will be made on this matter".
A final decision on whether the Mana Party will join with the
Internet Party to contest this year's election is expected in
about a month.
- By Adam Bennett of the New Zealand Herald