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Prime Minister of the Cook Islands

Prime Minister of the
Cook Islands
Coat of arms of the Cook Islands.svg
Flag of the Cook Islands.svg
Mark Brown Oct 2020.jpg
Incumbent
Mark Brown

since 1 October 2020
StatusHead of Government
AbbreviationPM
Member ofCabinet of the Cook Islands,
Parliament
SeatAvarua
AppointerQueen's Representative to the Cook Islands
Term lengthAt Her Majesty's pleasure
Constituting instrumentConstitution of the Cook Islands[1]
PrecursorLeader of Government Business
Inaugural holderAlbert Henry (As Premier)
Formation4 August 1965
DeputyDeputy Prime Minister of the Cook Islands

The prime minister of the Cook Islands is the head of 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.

List of premiers/prime ministers of the Cook Islands (1965–present)

No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of Office Political Affiliation
Took Office Left Office Time in Office
1 Coat of arms of the Cook Islands.svg Albert Henry
(1907–1981)
4 August 1965 25 July 1978 12 years,

352 days

Cook Islands Party
2 Coat of arms of the Cook Islands.svg Tom Davis
(1917–2007)
25 July 1978 13 April 1983 4 years,

260 days

Democratic Party
3 Coat of arms of the Cook Islands.svg Geoffrey Henry
(1940–2012)
13 April 1983 16 November 1983 218 days Cook Islands Party
4 Coat of arms of the Cook Islands.svg Tom Davis
(1917–2007)
16 November 1983 29 July 1987 3 years,

254 days

Democratic Party
5 Coat of arms of the Cook Islands.svg Pupuke Robati
(1925–2009)
29 July 1987 1 February 1989 1 year,

184 days

Democratic Party
6 Coat of arms of the Cook Islands.svg Geoffrey Henry
(1940–2012)
1 February 1989 29 July 1999 10 years,

179 days

Cook Islands Party
7 Joe Williams 7 April 2011.jpg Joe Williams
(1934–2020)
29 July 1999 18 November 1999 113 days Cook Islands Party
8 Coat of arms of the Cook Islands.svg Terepai Maoate
(1934–2012)
18 November 1999 11 February 2002 2 years,

85 days

Democratic Alliance Party
9 Coat of arms of the Cook Islands.svg Robert Woonton
(1949–)
11 February 2002 11 December 2004 2 years,

301 days

Democratic Alliance Party
10 Jim Marurai.jpg Jim Marurai
(1947–2020)
14 December 2004 29 November 2010 5 years,

349 days

Democratic Alliance Party
(2004–05)
Cook Islands First Party
(2005–06)
Democratic Party
(2006–2010)
11 Henry Puna 2015.jpg Henry Puna
(1949–)
30 November 2010 1 October 2020 9 years,

302 days

Cook Islands Party
12 Mark Brown Oct 2020.jpg Mark Brown[2] 1 October 2020 Incumbent 163 days Cook Islands Party

Living former Prime Ministers

As of March 2021 there are two former living Cook Island Prime Ministers, as seen below.

The most recent former prime minister to die was Jim Marurai (served 2004–2010), in November 2020, aged 73.[3]

See also

Notes

External links

  1. ^ "Constitution of the Cook Islands" (PDF) – via mfem.gov.ck.
  2. ^ "Mark Brown new Cook Islands PM" – via rnz.co.nz.
  3. ^ "Former Cook Islands PM Jim Marurai dies" – via rnz.co.nz.

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