Cabinet of the Cook Islands
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The Cabinet of the Cook Islands is the policy and decision-making body of the executive branch of the Cook Islands Government. It consists of the Prime Minister and a number of other Ministers, who are collectively responsible to Parliament.
Unlike other Commonwealth Realms, the Cook Islands Cabinet has a formal legislative basis in the Cook Islands Constitution. Cabinet consists of the Prime Minister and up to six other ministers. Members are appointed by the Queen's Representative on advice of the Prime Minister, and must be Members of Parliament.
All Cabinet ministers also serve as members of the Executive Council, which advises the Queen's Representative. Cabinet decisions take effect after four days, or when formally confirmed by the Executive Council.
The Cook Islands Cabinet consists of:
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(Cook Islands Party)
- Cook Islands Constitution, s13 (1).
- Cook Islands Constitution, s13 (3).
- Cook Islands Constitution, s19.
- Emmanuel Samoglou (2013-11-04). "Long awaited cabinet shuffle announced". Cook Islands News. Retrieved 2014-01-28.