4 May 2018

Cook Islands prepare to go to the polls in June

From , 3:04 pm on 4 May 2018

Next month's election in the Cook Islands has reignited calls for parliamentary reform with concerns over the number of politicians representing a shrinking population.

The Cook Islands Electoral Office has announced 58 candidates will be standing for 24 seats in the general election scheduled for June the 14th.

Correspondent Flo Syme Buchanan told Jenny Meyer people are questioning the size and cost of a 24 seat parliament for a population of just over 17,000.

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Cook Islands flag Photo: RNZ/ Tim Glasgow