1972 Cook Islands general election

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General elections were held in the Cook Islands on 11 April 1972.[1] The result was a victory for the Cook Islands Party, which won 15 of the 22 seats in the Legislative Assembly. The newly formed Democratic Party won seven seats.


Prior to the elections the United Cook Islands party was disbanded, with its members joining the new Democratic Party founded by Thomas Davis.[2]

Incumbent MPs standing down included Director for Health and Aitutaki MP Joseph Williams and Teau-o-Tonga MP Teaukara.[1]


Party Votes % Seats +/–
Cook Islands Party 15 –3
Democratic Party 7 New
Independents 10 0 New
Total 100 22 0
Source: Pacific Islands Monthly[3]


  1. ^ a b "Cooks battle", Pacific Islands Monthly, March 1972, p125
  2. ^ "All the fun of party politics in the Cooks", Pacific Islands Monthly, March 1972, pp24, 108
  3. ^ "Premier Henry's star still shines but the lustre's dimmer", Pacific Islands Monthly, May 1972, p22
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