1972 Niuean general election

General elections were held in Niue on 18 March 1972.[1] Only five of the eleven constituencies were contested, with the candidates in the other six constituencies elected unopposed.[2]


Following the elections, Robert Rex was re-elected as Leader of Government Business and formed an Executive Council of four members.[3]

Member Portfolios
Robert Rex Leader of Government Business, Finance and Government Administration
Enetama Lipitoa Health, Justice, Radio and Post Office
Frank Lui Works and Police
Young Vivian Agriculture, Economic Development and Marketing, Education

Shortly after the elections concluded, a Select Committee for Constitutional Development was established to look at issues including land laws and the future relationship with New Zealand.[1] This led to a referendum on self-governance in 1974.


  1. ^ a b Igarashi, Masahiro (2002-01-09). Associated Statehood in International Law. Martinus Nijhoff Publishers. p. 160. ISBN 978-90-411-1710-6.
  2. ^ United Nations Official Records 1974, Volumes 4–6, p35
  3. ^ No election fuss Pacific Islands Monthly, June 1972, p128