Cook Islands considers cutting the number of MPs | Pacific Beat

Cook Islands considers cutting the number of MPs

Cook Islands considers cutting the number of MPs

Updated 31 March 2014, 9:27 AEST

Cook Islands' Government is considering a plan to cut the number of parliamentary members ahead of this year's election.

The proposal is based on a formula of 1000 voters per seat would help reduce the number of MPs to 20.

Prime Minister Henry Puna says the move will improve equity in the parliamentary system but the opposition is sceptical, labelling the proposal a Government ploy to maximise its votes in November's elections.

Presenter: Richard Ewart

Speaker: Helen Grieg, Deputy Editor of Cook Islands News

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