The craziest thing about the Wellington mess is that it's turned out well in the end for the NDP.
Flor Marcelino is probably one of the best candidates possible for that constituency. Strong, articulate, editor of the Philippine Times, businesswoman, Filipina.
It's all good.
The fact that in this election the most the media has to do is speculate the NDP might be in tough (after finishing with 75% of the vote in 2003) because there are two independents (former NDP) with ties to the Filipino community also running. Bonne chance to all of you but Flor only has to make clear to Wellingtonites SHE is indeed the NDP candidate.