2005 Niuean general election

General elections were held in Niue on 30 April 2005. No political parties ran in the poll, with all candidates standing as independents. Around 830 voters participated in the election and 17 of the 20 incumbent MPs retained their seats. Close results in two constituencies meant that winners were drawn from a hat.[1]

ResultsEdit

All electorate results from http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/World's_smallest_democracy_votes

Common rollEdit

CandidateVotes%Notes
Krypton Okesene57818.19Elected
Terry Coe56317.72Elected
O'Love Jacobsen50815.98Elected
Hima Douglas40312.68Elected
Michael Jackson37811.89Elected
Maihetoe Hekau37511.80Elected
Toke Talagi37311.74
Total3,178100.00

ConstituenciesEdit

Niuean general election, 2005: Alofi North (1 member)
Candidate Votes % ±
Vaiga Tukuitoga 62 57.9
Terry Chapman 27 25.2
Thomas Barlament 18 16.8
Turnout 107
Niuean general election, 2005: Alofi South (1 member)
Candidate Votes % ±
Organ Viliko 66 38.4
Makamau Hekau 54 31.4
Robert Matua Rex, Jr 52 30.2
Turnout 172
Niuean general election, 2005: Tamakautoga (1 member)
Candidate Votes % ±
Peter Funaki 39 50.6
Ricky Makani 38 49.4
Turnout 77
Niuean general election, 2005: Avatele (1 member)
Candidate Votes % ±
Billy Talagi Unopposed
Niuean general election, 2005: Vaiea (1 member)
Candidate Votes % ±
Talaititama Talaiti Unopposed
Niuean general election, 2005: Hakupu (1 member)
Candidate Votes % ±
Young Vivian Unopposed
Niuean general election, 2005: Liku (1 member)
Candidate Votes % ±
Pokotoa Sipeli Unopposed
Niuean general election, 2005: Lakepa (1 member)
Candidate Votes % ±
Halene Kupa Magatogia 27 60.0
John Operator Tiakia 18 40.0
Turnout 45
Niuean general election, 2005: Mutalau (1 member)
Candidate Votes % ±
Bill Vakaafi Motufoou 40 67.8
Nuihepeni Togakilo 19 32.2
Turnout 59
Niuean general election, 2005: Toi (1 member)
Candidate Votes % ±
Lilivika Muimatagi 8 53.3
Dion Taufitu 7 46.7
Turnout 15
Niuean general election, 2005: Hikutavake (1 member)
Candidate Votes % ±
Opili Talafasi Unopposed
Niuean general election, 2005: Namukulu (1 member)
Candidate Votes % ±
Jack Willie Lipitoa Unopposed
Niuean general election, 2005: Tuapa (1 member)
Candidate Votes % ±
Fisa Pihigia Unopposed
Niuean general election, 2005: Makefu (1 member)
Candidate Votes % ±
Tofua Puletama 22 57.9
Vivaliatama Talagi 16 42.1
Turnout 38

AftermathEdit

Following the election, Young Vivian was re-elected as Premier by the Assembly, winning 17 of 20 votes (his only opponent, O'Love Jacobsen, won the other three).[2]

In forming his cabinet, Vivian dropped his former finance minister Toke Talagi (one of the MPs to win his seat by draw).[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Niue Archived 2011-07-21 at the Wayback Machine New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  2. ^ Niue: Young Vivian Re-elected As Premier Pacific Magazine, 12 May 2005
  3. ^ "Niue's Premier drops former finance minister from Cabinet". Radio New Zealand International. 15 May 2005. Retrieved 30 October 2011.