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Cooks Island Parliamentary election Dates 2018
Election Date: 14 June 2018
- Tom Marsters made a public announcement on local radio stating that the elections would be held on Thursday 14 June.
- Radio Cook Islands reports the date will allow the next administration to pass the budget.
- The Cook Islands parliamentary staff say no official documentation or notice has been delivered yet.
The Parliament of the Cook Islands is the legislature of the Cook Islands. Originally established under New Zealand colonial rule, it became the national legislature on independence in 1965.
The Parliament consists of 24 members directly elected by universal suffrage from single-seat constituencies. Members are elected for a limited term, and hold office until Parliament is dissolved (a maximum of four years). It meets in the capital of Rarotonga.
The Cook Islands follows the Westminster system of government, and is governed by a cabinet and Prime Minister commanding a majority in Parliament.
The Speaker of the House is currently Niki Rattle. The Deputy Speaker is Rose Toki-Brown