28 Jun 2018

Democratic Party's Tina Browne 'feeling positive' about Cook Islands election result

2:09 pm on 28 June 2018

The Cook Islands Democratic Party leader says she is feeling positive on the last day of vote counting for the General Election.

Cook Islands Democratic Party leader, Tina Browne

Cook Islands Democratic Party leader, Tina Browne Photo: Cook Islands Democratic Party

Preliminary results showed the Democratic Party had 11 seats, the governing Cook Islands Party had 10, independents had 2 seats and the One Cook Islands party had one seat.

Democratic Party leader Tina Browne said that she doesn't want to give too much away as to whether her party has successfully negotiated for a majority in the 24 member house.

"I mean positive to the extent that we won't see a change against us, but we are seeing a change in our favour. But like I said, we will just have to wait and see."

Tina Browne said she was surprised to lose her Rakahaga seat to Cook Islands Party candidate, Toka Hagai, but a low voter turnout also did not help.

The Electoral Office has plans to release the final official results tomorrow.,

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