Politics

A Pacific Islands Forum Election Observer team was on Rarotonga last week to observe the Cook Islands 2018 elections on Thursday. 

Napa has support for PM job

Tuesday June 19, 2018

An online campaign has started on social media website Facebook in support of a bid to appoint the country’s first female prime minister.

The Democratic Party met last Friday morning for a prayer and debriefing following the preliminary results of Thursday’s election.

Cook Islands National Youth Council (CINYC) has welcomed Te-Hani Brown’s historic election win in Thursday’s general election.

Independent candidate Robert Tapaitau says the people of Penrhyn will now have a voice through him.

OCI could choose next PM

Monday June 18, 2018

One Cook Islands (OCI) leader Teina Bishop says he is feeling “better than ever” following last Thursday’s general election.

Democratic Party candidate Tamaiva “Captain Tama” Tuavera has retained the Ngatangiia seat he won off the Cook Islands Party in 2014, pulling in 254 votes to his opponent Tukaka Ama’s 211.

The 2018 General Election is not over yet, with negotiations between independents and both major parties beginning yesterday.

The 2018 general election has come and gone and preliminary results have given the Democratic Party (Demos) 11 seats in parliament. The Cook Islands Party gained 10 seats. One Cook Islands (OCI) won one seat and two independents also gained seats in parliament. CINews analyses the results from each constituency, and looks at results that may change after special and postal votes have been accounted for.

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