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The Parliament of the Cook Islands or Legislative Council has 24 members, elected for a five year term in single-seat constuencies The Cook Islands are a constitutional monarchy within the Realm of New Zealand with Queen Elizabeth II as its reigning monarch, since 4 August 1965. ... Elizabeth II in an official portrait as Queen of Canada (on the occasion of her Golden Jubilee in 2002, wearing the Sovereigns badges of the Order of Canada and the Order of Military Merit) Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary) (born 21 April 1926), styled HM The... Governor-General (or Governor General) is a term used both historically and currently to designate the appointed representative of a head of state or their government for a particular territory, historically in a colonial context, but no longer necessarily in that form. ... The Prime Minister of the Cook Islands is the most powerful official within the government of the Cook Islands, a self-governing territory in free association with New Zealand. ... Jim Marurai has been the prime minister of the Cook Islands since December 14, 2004 when he was elected by Parliament by a vote of 14-9. ... Political parties in the Cook Islands lists political parties in this country. ... Politics of the Cook Islands Categories: Election related stubs | Elections in the Cook Islands ... Information on politics by country is available for every country, including both de jure and de facto independent states, inhabited dependent territories, as well as areas of special sovereignty. ...


2006 Legislative election

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Summary of the 26 September 2006 Cook Islands Parliament of the Cook Islands election results
Parties Votes % Seats
Democratic Party 4,420 52% 15
Cook Islands Party 3,846 45.3% 7
Independents 231 2.7% 1
Tied seat - - 1
Total 8,497 84.4 24
Source: Final results of the Cook Islands election 2006
The parliament building of the Cook Islands that used to be a hotel.
The parliament building of the Cook Islands that used to be a hotel.

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History of the Cook Islands – What is in our past (2212 words)
Cook Islanders are convinced that the great Maori migrations to New Zealand began from Rarotonga possibly as early as the fifth century AD.
THE written history of the Cooks began with the sighting of Pukapuka by the Spaniard Alvaro de Mendaña in 1595 followed by a landing on Rakahanga in 1606 by another Spanish explorer, Pedro Quiros.
The name "Cook Islands" was given to the group by the Russians in honor of the great English navigator when it appeared for the first time on a Russian naval chart in the early 1800s.
Politics of the Cook Islands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (513 words)
Politics of the Cook Islands takes place in a framework of a parliamentary representative democratic associated state, whereby the Queen of New Zealand, represented in the Cook Islands by the Queen's Representative, is the Head of State, and the Chief Minister is the head of government, and of a pluriform multi-party system.
The Islands are self-governing in free association with New Zealand and are fully responsible for internal affairs.
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