New Zealand's National Party chooses indigenous Maori leader

New party leader Simon Bridges (2nd L) with deputy leader Paula Bennett (R) in Wellington. New Zealand's opposition National Party installed its first Maori leader on February 27, selecting 41-year-old former lawyer Simon Bridges for the top job as it looks to reinvigorate its image after losing last year's "Jacinda-mania" election. (AFP PHOTO/NEW ZEALAND NATIONAL PARTY/MARK TANTRUM)





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