4 Sep 2006

Cook Islands Party vice president says their new leader has a big political future

6:44 pm on 4 September 2006

The vice president of the Cook Islands political party Nick Henry is convinced the right person has been chosen to lead the Party, and the country, over the next four years, if they're successful at this months' general election.

The CIP's Manihiki candidate, Henry Puna, was voted in to replace the retiring Sir Geoffrey Henry.

Nick Henry believes Mr Puna is destined to become a big player in Cook Islands politics because he is a popular figure.

"He will be a Prime Minister that all Cook Islanders, and you know when I say all Cook Islanders. I mean every single Cook Islander residing in the Cook Islands, or residing in Australia or New Zealand."

Tupou Faireka was voted deputy.