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Cook Islands was initially scheduled to hold its general elections in November 2014. However, a snap general election was called on July 9th, 2014, after the national Parliament was dissolved in mid-April. The Cook Islands follows the Westminster system of government. The Parliament consists of a single chamber of 24 elected members, who are voted in under a “first-past the post” electoral system.  

As of the 25th of June, a total of 10,394 voters were registered on the main roll. An analysis of the registered voters roll can be seen here.

52 candidates were confirmed to stand in the July 2014 elections, out of which there were 7 female candidatesFrom the official 2014 election results provided by the Ministry of Finance & Economic Management, 4 of the 7 women that stood for elections were successfully elected into Parliament.

Honorable Ms Nikki Rattle, the Speaker of the House of Parliament was elected by members of Parliament on 8th October 2014. This will be Hon. Rattle’s second term as Speaker of the House of Parliament. She was first elected as Speaker in 2012 following the passing of the late Speaker, Sir Geoffrey Henry.

Past National Women Candidate

Current National Women MPs
Past National Women MPs
Ms. Ngai Ngatara Tupa
Party: Democratic Party
Electorate: Takuvaine-Tutakimoa
Province: N/A
Political Status:

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Ms. Vaine Iriano Wichman
Party: Cook Ialands Party
Electorate: Ruaau
Province: N/A
Political Status:

Ms. Maria Tapuanoa Heather
Party: Democratic Party
Electorate: Ruaau
Province: N/A
Political Status: Leader of the House; Under Secretary for Internal Affairs, Works and Physical Planning

Ms. Fanaura Kingstone
Party: Cook Islands Party
Electorate:
Province: N/A
Political Status:

Hon. Selina Napa
Party: Democratic Party
Electorate: Titikaveka
Province: N/A
Political Status: Member of Parliament

Hon. Tetangi Matapo
Party: Democratic Party
Electorate: Tamarua Constituency
Province:
Political Status: Member of Parliament

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Ms. Ngateina Jasmine Mackenzie
Party: Independent
Electorate: Ngatangiia Constituency
Province:
Political Status: Candidate for July 2014 National elections

Ms. Cassey Tereapii Eggleton
Party: Democratic Party
Electorate: Matavera Constituency
Province:
Political Status: Candidate for July 2014 National elections

Ms. Tungane Williams
Party: One Cook Islands Movement (INC)
Electorate: Mauke Constituency
Province:
Political Status: Candidate for July 2014 National elections

Current Sub-National Women

Past Sub-National Women
Past Sub-National Women Candidate
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