Elections in the Cook Islands
This article needs to be updated. In particular: 2018 Cook Islands general election has been held. (June 2019)
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politics and government of
the Cook Islands
The Cook Islands elects a legislature on a national level. The Parliament of the Cook Islands has 24 members, elected for a four-year term in single-seat constituencies. The Cook Islands has a two-party system, which means that there are two dominant political parties and it is extremely difficult for any other party achieve electoral success.
An election was held on 26 September 2006, after the opposition Cook Islands Party won a by-election in Matevera, leaving the government without a majority. The result was a close victory for the Democratic Party. An election was held on 9 July 2014, which resulted in a 5-seat majority for the Cook Islands Party. The next election was held in 2018.
|Cook Islands Party||3,498||41.81||12|
|One Cook Islands||790||9.44||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.