8 May 2017

Jacobsen takes lead in Niue poll

8:51 am on 8 May 2017

Preliminary results from yesterday's election in Niue show that O'Love Jacobsen has won most votes for the common roll seats.

Six common roll seats and 14 village seats make up the island's parliament.

Ms Jacobsen, who has been Niue's High Commissioner to New Zealand, won 452 votes.

Veteran opposition politician Terry Coe is in second place with 431, followed by the long-serving premier Sir Toke Talagi on 424.

Provisional results also show village seats in Alofi went to Vaaiga Tukuitonga and Dalton Tagelagi.

In the village of Mutalu, there is a tie between Makaseau Ioane and Maureen Melekitama

The Niue High Commissioner to New Zealand O'Love Jacobsen.

O'Love Jacobsen Photo: RNZ/Daniela Maoate-Cox