18 Jul 2014

Cook Island Party leads election count

12:41 pm on 18 July 2014

Preliminary results from last week's Cook Islands election show that the Cook Islands Party has won nine seats in the 24-member parliament.

With 18 seats now counted, the Democratic Party has secured seven seats and the One Cook Islands Movement has won two.

The Chief Electoral Officer says the last six results will be released tomorrow.

Among those re-elected is Mark Brown, and Teariki Heather from the Cook Islands Party, and William Heather and Ngamau Munokoa from the Democratic party.

CIP members Mona Ioane, Nandi Glassie and Kiriau Turepu have also been re-elected

Returning to parliament but in the newly formed One Cook Islands Movement, are Teina Bishop and George Maggie Angene.

Among the seats yet to be declared are the ones of the caretaker prime minister, Henry Puna, and the opposition leader, Wilkie Rasmussen.

MPs elected so far:

- Isamaela Toanui Isamaela as MP for the Amuri-Ureia Constituency

- Teinakore Bishop as MP for the Arutanga-Reureu-Nikaupara Constituency

- Mona Ioane Kake as MP for the Vaipae-Tautu Constituency

- Kareroa Wesley as MP for the Oneroa Constituency

- Tokorua Pareina as MP for the Tamarua Constituency

- Toka Hagai as MP for the Rakahanga Constituency

- Mark Brown as MP for the Takuvaine-Tutakimoa Constituency

- William William Heather as MP for the Ruaau Constituency

- Teariki William Heather as MP for the Akaoa Constituency

- James Vini Beer as MP for the Murienua Constituency

- Vainetutai Rose Toki-Brown as MP for the Teenui-Mapuma Constituency

- Nandi Tuaine Glassie as MP for the Tengatangi-Areora-Ngatiarua Constituency

- George Maggie Angene as MP for the Tupapa-Maraerenga Constituency

- Albert Taaviri Kaitara Nicholas as MP for the Avatiu-Ruatonga Constituency

- Ngamau Mere Munokoa as MP for the Nikao-Panama Constituency

- Selina Napa as MP for the Titikaveka Constituency

- Tamaiva Tuavera as MP for the Ngatangiia Constituency

- Kiriau Turepu as MP for the Matavera Constituency