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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. Thomas Davis was the first prime minister of the Cook Islands. Albert Henry was the 1st Premier, Tom Davis the second premier but constitution was changed and Tom became Prime minister. Albert Henry was never prime minister.

Prime Minister of the
Cook Islands
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Incumbent
Henry Puna

since 30 November 2010
Inaugural holderAlbert Henry
Formation4 August 1965

Contents

List of Premiers/Prime Ministers of the Cook Islands (1965–present)Edit

Name
(Birth–Death)
Tenure Political Affiliation
Took Office Left Office
1 Albert Henry
(1907–1981)
4 August 1965 25 July 1978 Cook Islands Party
2 Tom Davis
(1917–2007)
25 July 1978 13 April 1983 Democratic Party
3 Geoffrey Henry
(1940–2012)
13 April 1983 16 November 1983 Cook Islands Party
(2) Tom Davis
(1917–2007)
16 November 1983 29 July 1987 Democratic Party
4 Pupuke Robati
(1925–2009)
29 July 1987 1 February 1989 Democratic Party
(3) Geoffrey Henry
(1940–2012)
1 February 1989 29 July 1999 Cook Islands Party
5 Joe Williams
(1934–)
29 July 1999 18 November 1999 Cook Islands Party
6 Terepai Maoate
(1934–2012)
18 November 1999 11 February 2002 Democratic Alliance Party
7 Robert Woonton
(1949–)
11 February 2002 11 December 2004 Democratic Alliance Party
8 Jim Marurai
(1947–)
14 December 2004 29 November 2010 Democratic Alliance Party
(2004–05)
Cook Islands First Party
(2005–06)
Democratic Party
(2006–2010)
9 Henry Puna
(1949–)
30 November 2010 Incumbent Cook Islands Party

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