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Cook Islands policy
Cook Islands policy, an associated state, is conducted within the context of a democratic representation within a constitution. In the Cook Islands, the Queen of New Zealand, representing the Queen, is the Queen's leader; the Prime Minister is the Prime Minister and a multi-party system.
They are self-governed in free partnership with New Zealand and have full accountability for their own domestic matters. In agreement with the Cook Islands, New Zealand will retain some foreign policy responsibilities. The Cook Islands have established more of its own foreign policy in recent years and has maintained its own bilateral and bilateral relationships with eighteen other states since 2005.
The government exercises the authority, while the legislature is reserved for both the government and the parliaments of the isles. Cook Island's constitution came into force on 4 August 1965, when the Cook Island became a self-governing area in free association with New Zealand. Monarchs are heritable; their representatives are nominated by monarchs on the advice of the Cook State.
It is elected by the Taoiseach and has collective responsibility to Parliament. The ten-year reign of the Cook Islands Party (CIP) ended on 18 November 1999 with the retirement of Premier Joe Williams. Mr Williams had headed a minor government since October 1999, when the New Alliance Party (NAP) withdrew from the ruling government and became the most important of all the Democratic Alliances.
DAP chief Dr. Terepai Maoate was inaugurated on 18 November 1999 as the country's premier. At the 2010 polls, the credibility of the Vietnamese government was restored and Henry Puna was reappointed in office as PM on November 30, 2010. After the government's unpredictability about its capacity to retain its parliamentary support, the Queen's deputy disbanded the House halfway through his mandate, and on September 26, 2006, a "speed dial" was called.
The Democratic Party of Jim Marurai kept the treasury with an elevated parliamentary vote. New Zealand's High Commissioner is nominated by the New Zealand Government. Cook Islands parliamentary house, formerly a hospital. There are 24 members of the Cook Islands legislature and they are electorally constituted for a five-year mandate in singles-circles.
Iaveta Taunga o Te Tini Short was the first Cook Islander to found a firm of lawyers in 1968. 5] He later became Cabinet Minister (1978) and High Commissioner for the Cook Islands (1985). In 1999, the elections resulted in a hanging parliament. Iceland's party chief Geoffrey Henry stayed prime minister, but was succeeded by Joe Williams after a new orientation of the alliance.
Another reorientation three month later, Williams was succeeded by the Democratic Party Chairman Terepai Maoate. and the Democratic Party won a minority in the 2004 elections, but Woonton dropped his seat and was succeeded by Jim Marurai. Marurai withdrew from the Democrats in 2005 due to an in-house dispute and founded his own Cook Islands First Party.
Continuing to rule with the assistance of the Central Intelligence Institute, he rejoined the Democrats in 2005. In 2006, the absence of several by-elections led to a quick vote, which brought a strong Democratic vote and allowed Marurai to remain prime minister. By May 2014 a new political group was founded by Teina bishop of Aitutaki "One Cook Islands" group.