Politics

As negotiations continue between the Democratic Party (Demos), the Cook Islands Party (CIP), One Cook Islands (OCI), and the independents as to who will form the next government, CINews takes a look at who is likely to land a ministerial portfolio and what Cabinet may look like, depending on which party claims a majority.

There is a possibility a couple of seats may change hands when the final counting of the votes from last Thursday’s general election is completed next week.

Democratic Party stalwarts Ngamau ‘Aunty Mau’ Munokoa and James Beer will remain committed to the party despite losing their seats in the 2018 general election.

Last Tuesday, CINews released the results of its 2018 Cook Islands General Election poll. The poll had a sample size of 100 voters from all constituencies and asked a total of six questions relating to the election.

CIP govt remains in caretaker mode

Wednesday June 20, 2018

Incumbent prime minister Henry Puna and his government will remain in caretaker mode, with limited power, until the new government is finalised.

A Pacific Islands Forum Election Observer team was on Rarotonga last week to observe the Cook Islands 2018 elections on Thursday. 

Napa has support for PM job

Tuesday June 19, 2018

An online campaign has started on social media website Facebook in support of a bid to appoint the country’s first female prime minister.

The Democratic Party met last Friday morning for a prayer and debriefing following the preliminary results of Thursday’s election.

Cook Islands National Youth Council (CINYC) has welcomed Te-Hani Brown’s historic election win in Thursday’s general election.

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