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Prime Minister of the
Cook Islands
Flag of the Cook Islands.svg
Flag of the Cook Islands
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Incumbent
Mark Brown

since 1 October 2020
Inaugural holder Albert Henry
Formation 4 August 1965

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 created in 1965, when self-government was first granted to the islands.

List

No. 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
(1934–2020)
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
(1947–2020)
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 1 October 2020 Cook Islands Party
10 Mark Brown 1 October 2020 Incumbent Cook Islands Party
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