13th Cook Islands Parliament
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Due to an electoral petition declaring the election of Tekii Lazaro invalid, 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.
Initial party standings
|Cook Islands Party||3,753||44.5||16|
|Te Kura O Te ‘Au People's Movement||145||1.7||0|
|William (Smiley) Heather||DP||Ruaau||Second|
Summary of changes
- On 8 March 2011 Norman George resigned from the Cook Islands Party and became an independent.
- Tekii Lazaro was elected to the seat of Pukapuka on 8 June 2011 following the byelection.
- Robert Wigmore died on 13 April 2012.
- Selina Napa was elected to the seat of Titikaveka on 21 June 2012 following the 2012 Titikaveka by-election.
- Tetangi Matapo was elected to the seat of Tamarua on 29 January 2013 following the 2013 Tamarua by-election.
- Tom Marsters resigned from Parliament on 25 September 2013 following his appointment as Queen's Representative.
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- Moana Moeka’a (2013-02-07). "Teacher wins Tamarua". Cook Islands News. Retrieved 2014-03-02.
- "By-election next month". Cook Islands News. 2013-08-01. Retrieved 2014-01-28.