While there are still a number of special and postal votes that have yet to be counted, this year’s general election looks set to make history with the lowest voter turnout the Cook Islands has yet seen, going right back to the very first election in 1965.
The Cook Islands Party (CIP) remains hopeful of some good news when the final counting of votes from the general election is finalised later this month.
Cook Islanders have sent a strong message to the next government, with 63 per cent of the country calling for reform in CINews’ 2018 election poll.
Whichever party has won the general election, veteran Democratic Party politician Ngamau Munokoa hopes they will govern with honesty and ensure everyone works together for the good of the people of the Cook Islands.
A delighted Nooroa Baker couldn’t contain his delight and excitement after defeating deputy prime minister Teariki in provisional results for yesterday’s election.
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.
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.