13th Cook Islands Parliament

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The 13th Cook Islands Parliament is the current term of the Parliament of the Cook Islands. Its composition was determined by the 2010 elections on 17 November 2010.[1]

Due to an electoral petition declaring the election of Tekii Lazaro invalid,[2] the 13th Parliament initially consisted of only 23 members. A by-election will be held for the vacant Pukapuka-Nassau seat.

The Parliament sat for the first time on 18 February 2011.[3] It was dissolved on 17 April 2014.[4]

The Speaker of the 13th Parliament was initially former Prime Minister Geoffrey Henry.[5] Following Henry's death in May 2012, Niki Rattle was appointed Speaker.[6]

Initial party standings[edit]

e • d Summary of the 17 November 2010 Cook Islands election results
Parties Votes % Seats
Cook Islands Party 3,753 44.5 16
Democratic Party 3,302 39.2 8
Party Tumu 160 1.9 0
Te Kura O Te ‘Au People's Movement 145 1.7 0
Independents 1058 12.5 0
Total 8,418 100.0 24
Source: cookislands.de


Members[edit]

Initial MPs[edit]

Name Party Electorate Term
George Angene CIP Tupapa/Maraerenga First
Teina Bishop CIP Arutanga/Nikaupara/Reureu Fourth
Mark Brown CIP Takuvaine/Tutakimoa First
Norman George CIP Teenui-Mapumai Seventh
Nandi Glassie CIP Tengatangi/Areora/Ngatiarua Second
Teariki Heather CIP Akaoa Third
William (Smiley) Heather DP Ruaau Second
John Henry CIP Avatiu/Ruatonga First
Atatoa Herman CIP Ngatangiia First
Moana Ioane CIP Vaipae/Tautu First
Toanui Isamaela CIP Amuri/Ureia First
Tom Marsters CIP Murienua Sixth
Jim Marurai DP Ivirua Fifth
Ngamau Munokoa DP Nikao/Panama Fifth
Winton Pickering DP Oneroa Third
Pukeiti Pukeiti CIP Tamarua Second
Henry Puna CIP Manihiki Second
Wilkie Rasmussen DP Penrhyn Fourth
Taunga Toka DP Rakahanga First
Tai Tura CIP Mauke First
Kiriau Turepu CIP Matavera First
Tangata Vavia DP Mitiaro Fifth
Robert Wigmore DP Titikaveka Third

New members[edit]

Name Party Electorate Term
Tekii Lazaro CIP Pukapuka-Nassau First
Selina Napa DP Titikaveka First

Summary of changes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cook Islands leader announces election date". Radio New Zealand International. 2010-08-13. Archived from the original on 15 August 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-13. 
  2. ^ "Pukapuka election result void". Cook Islands News. 2011-02-18. Retrieved 2011-03-09. 
  3. ^ "Opposition back confidence vote". Cook Islands News. 2011-02-19. Retrieved 2011-03-09. 
  4. ^ "Cooks parliament dissolved for July election". Radio New Zealand International. 2014-04-17. Retrieved 2014-04-17. 
  5. ^ "Sir Geoffrey back in parliament". Cook Islands News. 2011-02-19. Retrieved 2011-03-09. 
  6. ^ "Opposition decries speaker’s appointment". Cook Islands News. 2012-05-23. Retrieved 2012-07-01. 
  7. ^ "Cook Islands Party MP resigns from party". Radio New Zealand International. 2011-03-08. Retrieved 2011-03-09. 
  8. ^ "Lazaro confident before final count". Cook Islands News. 2011-06-09. Retrieved 2011-10-16. 
  9. ^ "‘Man of wisdom’ honoured". Cook Islands News. 2012-04-14. Retrieved 2012-07-01. 
  10. ^ "Selina Napa wins Cooks by-election". Radio New Zealand International. 2012-06-29. Retrieved 2012-07-01. 
  11. ^ Moana Moeka’a (2013-02-07). "Teacher wins Tamarua". Cook Islands News. Retrieved 2014-03-02. 
  12. ^ "By-election next month". Cook Islands News. 2013-08-01. Retrieved 2014-01-28. 

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