Elections in the Cook Islands
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politics and government of
the Cook Islands
The Cook Islands elects on national level a legislature. The Parliament of the Cook Islands has 24 members, elected for a four-year term in single-seat constuencies. The Cook Islands have a two-party system, which means that there are two dominant political parties, with extreme difficulty for anybody to achieve electoral success under the banner of any other party.
An election was held on 26 September 2006, after the opposition Cook Islands Party won a byelection in Matevera, leaving the government without a majority. The result was a close victory for the Democratic Party. The most recent election was held on 9 July 2014, which resulted in a 5-seat majority for the Cook Islands Party. The next election is expected to be held in 2018.
|Cook Islands Party||3,499||41.51||13|
|One Cook Islands||790||9.37||2|
|Source: Ministry of Finance and Economic Management|
Below is a list of recent by-elections:
- "Cooks parliament dissolved for July election". Radio New Zealand International. 2014-04-17. Retrieved 2014-04-17.