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Encyclopedia > Prime Minister of the Cook Islands

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. The office was established in 1965, when self-government was first granted to the islands. Originally, the title "Premier" was used, but this was replaced by the title of "Prime Minister" in 1981. A Free Association is an association which meets certain mostly negative criteria. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link goes to calendar). ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Name Took Office Left Office Party
1 Albert R. Henry 4 August 1965 25 July 1978 Cook Islands Party
2 Tom Davis, 1st time 25 July 1978 13 April 1983 Democratic Party
3 Geoffrey A. Henry, 1st time 13 April 1983 16 November 1983 Cook Islands Party
Tom Davis, 2nd time 16 November 1983 29 July 1987 Democratic Party
3 Pupuke Robati 29 July 1987 1 February 1989 Democratic Party
Geoffrey A. Henry, 2nd time 1 February 1989 29 July 1999 Cook Islands Party
4 Joe Williams 29 July 1999 18 November 1999 Cook Islands Party
5 Terepai Maoate 18 November 1999 11 February 2002 Democratic Alliance Party
6 Robert Woonton 11 February 2002 December 11, 2004 Democratic Alliance Party
7 Jim Marurai December 14, 2004 (present) Democratic Alliance Party

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