It’s time for one generation to hand over to another
New Zealand’s politics is annoying me quite a bit right now. It’s about time that the younger generation gets their place in politics.
Let’s look at the age of each of the leaders in Parliament.
- National – John Key: 50
- Labour – David Shearer: 54
- New Zealand First – Winston Peters: 66
- ACT – John Banks: 65
- Mana – Hone Harawira: 56
- Maori – Pita Sharples: 70
- Maori – Tariana Turia: 67
- Green – Russel Norman: 44
- Green – Metiria Turei: 41
The average age of the leaders if 57.
I’m not sure what the average age of the politicians in Paraliament is, and I’m not going to go through all of their Wikipedia pages to find out, but I find it disturbing that we have no one under 40 leading our political parties. North Korea now has a leader who is in his late 20s. If a dictatorship can end up with someone like that, how come a democracy cannot?
Posted on December 20, 2011, in New Zealand Politics and tagged ACT New Zealand, Mana Party, Maori Party, New Zealand First, New Zealand Labour Party, New Zealand National Party, The Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.