Niuean general election, 2011

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General elections were held in Niue on 7 May 2011, to elect the members of the Niue Assembly. In the leadup to the election Speaker of the Niue Assembly Atapana Siakimotu announced that he would be retiring from politics.[1]

Electoral system[edit]

Of the 20 Niue Assembly members, six were elected on a common roll and fourteen in single-member constituencies. There were no political parties in Niue at the time of the election, and all candidates were independents.

The election was managed and controlled by the Chief Electoral Officer, Justin Kamupala, who was also the Secretary of the Niue Department of Justice, Lands and Survey.[2]


e • d Summary of the 7 May 2011 Niue Assembly election results
Members Seats
Non-partisan members elected on a common roll 6
Representatives of the villages 14
Total (turnout  %)

There were four changes in membership: Three new members were elected on the common roll, with caretaker PM Toke Talagi topping the vote. The only change in village seats was that Tofua Puletama was ousted from Makefu by Salilo Tongia in a close result.[3]


As expected, Talagi was re-elected as PM with 12 of 20 votes.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Niue speaker to quit politics after last assembly sitting". Radio New Zealand International. 2011-04-06. Retrieved 2011-04-06. 
  2. ^ "Surprise changes in Niue's elections.". RNZI. 2008-06-08. Retrieved 2008-06-11. 
  3. ^ "Three new common roll and one new village representative in unofficial election results from Niue". Radio New Zealand International. 8 May 2011. Retrieved 30 October 2011. 
  4. ^ "Talagi re-elected as Niue premier". People's Daily. 2011-05-17. Retrieved 2014-01-26.