15 Jun 2018

Two ministers go in early Cooks results

6:01 pm on 15 June 2018
Cook Islands Parliament

Cook Islands Parliament Photo: Supplied

In preliminary results from today's election in the Cook Islands, two senior cabinet ministers have lost their seats.

Deputy prime minister Teariki Heather has lost his seat while Nandi Glassie, the health minister has been beaten by the youngest candidate for the Democratic Party, Tehani Browne

At this early stage the opposition Democratic Party has six seats with the ruling Cook Islands Party having 3, with one independent winning a seat.

A survey before the poll had said no party was likely to win the 13 seats needed for a clear majority.