Election: ‘Old farts’ shouldn’t run

Wednesday April 30, 2014 Published in Letters to the Editor
Parliament of the Cook Islands. Parliament of the Cook Islands.

Dear Editor, With the snap election called by the present Government at very short notice, I wouldn’t want to see the ‘old farts’ within the Democratic side putting their hands up and running again.

I heard over the weekend that these long-standing members have been asked to please stay on in order to secure the number of seats they have in the Opposition.

In politics it is a numbers game, however, should this be the case and where is that chance going to happen for anyone grooming themselves to stand as an MP at any election?

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