4 Oct 2010

Cooks Democratic Party candidate to seek only two terms

7:09 am on 4 October 2010

The winner of a Cook Islands Democratic party selection run-off last week says he'll demonstrate his support for political reform by limiting his political career to just two terms, if he's voted in at the general elections next month.

Mann Short narrowly won the run off against former Prime Minister, Sir Terepai Maoate, who's held the seat for 25 years.

Mr Short says he doesn't believe in MPs holding on to seats for many years, saying two terms is enough for a candidate to deliver on his promises.

Meanwhile Sir Terepai, who's been approached by Mr Short to help mend the rift in the Democratic Party, says he'll hold a meeting with his constituents on Tuesday to decide his next move.