8 May 2017

Few new faces in Niue parliament

From , 3:05 pm on 8 May 2017

Provisional election results in Niue indicate a boost to women's representation in Niue's parliament.

At least four women have won a place in the 20 seat legislature after the country went to the polls on Saturday.

O'love Jacobsen was one of two women to gain one of the six common roll seats and a fifth woman is in a tie for a village seat.

A journalist with the Broadcasting Corporation of Niue Ina Vakaafi told Sally Round the voter turnout was good especially in the larger constituencies.

Fale fono, Niue

Fale fono, Niue Photo: RNZ/ Sally Round