A recount of the Titikaveka seat will take place on September 28.
At a call over
hearing in the High Court in Avarua on Tuesday, Chief Justice Sir Hugh Williams
allowed Selina Napa’s application for a recount of the Titikaveka seat.
Napa of the Cook
Islands Democratic Party lost her seat to Cook Islands Party member Sonny
Williams. She finished third in the race for the Titikaveka seat, Cook Islands
United Party candidate Margaret Matenga finished second.
At the hearing, it
was agreed by all parties that the recount would be overseen by former Cook
Islands solicitor-general Janet Maki on September 28.
Meanwhile, a date
has also been set down for the hearing of Matenga’s petition for inquiry.
alleges there were at least six people in the Titikaveka seat who voted despite
being allegedly ineligible to do so. Matenga lost the seat by three votes.
Williams set down the full hearings for October 5, but acknowledged there was
the possibility of a further appeal to strike out the petition.