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The Parliament of the Cook Islands is the legislature of the Cook Islands. It was created under New Zealand’s United Nations which made it became the national legislature on independence in 1965.

The Parliament is made up of 24 members directly elected by universal suffrage from single-seat constituencies. Members are elected for a limited term, and hold office until Parliament is dissolved (a maximum of four years). It meets in Avarua, the capital of the Cook Islands, on Rarotonga.

The Speaker of the House is currently Niki Rattle. The Deputy Speaker is Rose Toki-Brown.

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