1968 Cook Islands general election

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General elections were held in the Cook Islands on 1 May 1968 to elect 22 MPs to the Cook Islands Legislative Assembly. The Cook Islands Party increased its number of seats from 14 to 16, while the newly formed United Cook Islanders won six seats to become the parliamentary opposition.

e • d Summary of the 1 May 1968 Cook Islands Parliament of the Cook Islands election results
Parties Votes % Seats
Cook Islands Party 12202 64.45 18
United Cook Islanders and Independents 6731 35.55 6
Total 18933 95.6 22


  1. ^ David Stone (1970). "Parties and politics in Polynesia: Political trends in the self-governing Cook Islands". Journal of the Polynesian Society. 79 (2): 179.

Further reading

  • Haas, Anthony (1969). "Three Years after Internal Self-Government: The Cook Islands General Election 1968". Journal of Pacific History. 4 (1): 136–145. doi:10.1080/00223346908572152.
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