TE MARAE AKARAU VĀNANGA O TE KUKI AIRANI

PARLIAMENT OF THE COOK ISLANDS

Members of Parliament

Members of Parliament

The members of Parliament are elected by secret ballot on a “first-past the post” universal suffrage system. In 1980-81 the Constitution was amended by redefining the constituencies, thus increasing the number of members to 24.

This was refined in 1991 where another constituency in Rarotonga was further divided into two to reflect a 25 member Parliament. The status quo remained until 2003 when the overseas constituency that was created under the 1980-81 Constitution Amendment, was abolished.

Government

Hon. Mark Brown (PM)
Takuvaine
Cook Islands Party
Hon. Vaine Makiroa Mokoroa
Nikao/Panama
Cook Islands Party
Hon. Vainetutai Rose-Toki Brown
Teenui/Mapumai
Independent
Hon. George Angene
Tupapa/Maraerenga
One Cook Islands
Mr Albert Nicholas
RAPPA
Cook Islands Party
Mr Patrick Arioka
Murienua
Cook Islands Party
Mr Tai Tura
Mauke
Cook Islands Party
Mr Tereapii Kavana
Arutanga/Reureu/Nikau
Cook Islands Party
Mr Tingika Elikana
Pukapuka/Nassau
Cook Islands Party
Mr Robert Tapaitau
Penrhyn
Independent
Mr Tuakeu Tangatapoto
Mitiaro
Cook Islands Party
Miss Te Hani Brown
Tengatangi/Areora
Independent
Mrs Akaiti Puna
Manihiki
Cook Islands Party

Opposition

Tina Browne (Leader of the Opposition)
Rakahanga
Democratic Party
Mr Junior Maoate
Amuri/Ureia
Democratic Party
Mrs Agnes Armstrong
Ivirua
Democratic Party
Mr Anthony Armstrong (Deceased) – by election on 21.01.2019
Ivirua
Democratic Party
Mr Kitai Teinakore
Vaivaitau
Democratic Party
Mr Nooroa Baker
Akaoa
Democratic Party
Mr Tama Tuavera
Ngatangiia
Democratic Party
Mr Vaitoti Tupa
Matavera
Democratic Party
Mr Wesley Kareroa
Oneroa
Democratic Party
Mr William Heather Jnr
Inave/Ruaau
Democratic Party
Mrs Selina Napa
Titikaveka
Democratic Party
Mrs Tetangi Matapo
Tamarua
Democratic Party

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