Politics

A first-time voter in the 2018 general elections said she faced a mammoth task in making what she considered the right choice heading to the polls yesterday.

Unsuccessful Titikaveka candidate Margharet Matenga is “saddened” that the Titikaveka Cook Islands Party committee’s decision not to confirm her as the CIP candidate probably cost her the election.

Demo spokesman loses out

Friday June 15, 2018

Another surprise loser in yesterday’s general election was Murienua MP and Democratic Party economic spokesman, James Beer.

Mother and daughter, Rose and Tehani Brown, made a clean sweep in Atiu winning the Teenui-Mapumai and Tengatangi-Areora-Ngatiarua seats, respectively, in yesterday’s general elections.

Tupapa Maraerenga MP George Maggie has won what may be one of the most telling victories of the election, but when CINews tracks him down on election night he’s just enjoying a quiet moment alone, sitting astride his bike outside his house in Tupapa.

Minorities hold the key

Friday June 15, 2018

Independents will decide final outcome of general election.

2018 General Election Live Blog

Thursday June 14, 2018

Join Cook Islands News as we provide exclusive coverage and updates on the latest results from the 2018 General Election.

In the lead up to the June 14 election, CI News is asking the main political parties to comment on issues of interest to the public. Today’s question: Would your party charge the general public for reticulated water on Rarotonga? If so, how much?

Poll reveals voter uncertainty

Wednesday June 13, 2018

While yesterday’s poll results trumpeted Tina Browne as the country’s preferred prime minister, perhaps a more interesting takeaway is the fact that more than a quarter of respondents were “not sure” about who they thought should lead the country.

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