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Australia

Colin A. Hughes

in Elections in Asia and the Pacific : A Data Handbook

Published in print November 2001 | ISBN: 9780199249596
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191600012 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199249598.003.0017
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Includes all relevant information on national elections and referendums held in Cook Islands since the establishment of self‐government in 1965. Part I gives a comprehensive overview of Cook Islands’ political history, outlines the evolution of electoral provisions, and presents the current electoral legislation in a standardized manner (suffrage, elected institutions, nomination of candidates, electoral system, organizational context of elections). Part II includes exhaustive electoral statistics in systematic tables (numbers of registered voters, votes cast, the votes for parties in parliamentary elections and referendums, the electoral participation of political parties, the distribution of parliamentary seats, etc.).

Keywords: Cook Islands; elections; electoral statistics; electoral system; parliamentary elections; political institutions; political parties; referendums; suffrage

Chapter.  13128 words. 

Subjects: Politics

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