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Encyclopedia > Cook Islands Party

Founded in 1964 by Albert Henry and associates, the Cook Islands Party is a personalist political party in the Cook Islands. It was in power from 1965 to 1978 and from 1989 to 1999, and from 1999 until 2005 it sometimes participated in coalition governments. It won 10 seats in the 1999 elections and 9 seats in the 2004 elections. In 2006 it replaced its long-time leader, Geoffrey Henry, with Henry Puna, but Puna was defeated in the parliamentary elections several months later along with the deputy leader, leaving the party’s future leadership in doubt. Also Nintendo emulator: 1964 (emulator). ... Albert Royle Henry (1907 - 1981) was the former first Premier of the Cook Islands and a colorful and charismatic figure in Cook Islands politics for many years. ... “Political Parties” redirects here. ...

At the last elections, 26 September 2006, the party won 45.3 % of the popular vote and 7 out of 24 seats. It is the largest opposition party in the Cook Islands. Politics of the Cook Islands Categories: Election related stubs | Elections in the Cook Islands ...

Parliamentary Leaders

  1. Albert Henry (1964 - 1979)
  2. Geoffrey Henry (1979 - 2006)
  3. Henry Puna (2006 - present)

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Cook Islands - MSN Encarta (598 words)
The Cook Islands is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, a voluntary association of sovereign nations and dependencies that give symbolic or actual allegiance to the British Crown.
The Cook Islands was a founding member of the South Pacific Forum, a regional organization that addresses the foreign affairs and international trade of its members.
The language and culture of the islands are closely related to those of Tahiti and the Society Islands to the east.
Background Info | Cook Islands Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide (859 words)
Captain Cook inflicted the wonky name of Hervey Islands (after a British Lord of the Admiralty) on the southern group, though the indignity was softened when a Russian cartographer renamed them fifty years later in honour of Cook himself.
The Cooks' first prime minister was Albert Henry, leader of the Cook Islands Party and a prime mover for independence.
Then, in 2000, the islands' status as an offshore finance centre was endangered when they were fllisted by a finance watchdog for refusing to comply with money-laundering rules.
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