New Zealand politician resigns after admitting welfare fraud more than 20 years ago

The co-leader of New Zealand’s Green Party resigned Wednesday, three weeks after confessing she committed welfare fraud as a struggling young mother more than 20 years ago.
Metiria Turei said the scrutiny on her family following her disclosure had become unbearable and she worried she was hindering her party’s chances six weeks ahead of an election.
Polls indicate support for the Green Party has dropped significantly since Turei’s confession and the appointment last week of…