|Assumed office |
December 14, 2004
|Preceded by||Robert Woonton|
|Political party||Democratic Party|
|Spouse||Tuaine Marurai (deceased)|
Jim Marurai has been the prime minister of the Cook Islands since December 14, 2004 when he was elected by parliament by a vote of 14-9. The Prime Minister of the Cook Islands is the most powerful official within the government of the Cook Islands, a self-governing territory in Events 1287 - St Lucia's flood: The Zuider Zee sea wall in the Netherlands collapses killing over 50000 people "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " Dr Robert Woonton (born 1949) was the Prime Minister of the Cook Islands from February 11 2002 until December 11 The Democratic Party (also known for a time as the Democratic Alliance Party) is a liberal Political party in the Cook Islands. The Cook Islands ( Cook Islands Māori: Kūki 'Āirani) are a self-governing parliamentary democracy in free association with New Zealand. Events 1287 - St Lucia's flood: The Zuider Zee sea wall in the Netherlands collapses killing over 50000 people "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " He is a member of the Democratic Party (named Democratic Alliance Party from 1997 to 2003), the same party as his predecessor, Robert Woonton. The Democratic Party (also known for a time as the Democratic Alliance Party) is a liberal Political party in the Cook Islands. Dr Robert Woonton (born 1949) was the Prime Minister of the Cook Islands from February 11 2002 until December 11 Due to internal disputes, he left the Democrats in 2005 to form the Cook Islands First Party, governing in coalition with the Cook Islands Party. The Cook Islands First Party (originally known as the Demo Tumu Party, translatable as "Original/True Democratic Party" was a Political party in the Founded in 1964 by Albert Henry and associates the Cook Islands Party is a personalist Political party in the Cook Islands. This agreement later broke down, and he formed a new coalition with the Democrats. He returned to the Democrats before the 2006 elections, remaining Prime Minister but not becoming party leader. Marurai was previously the minister of education. Marurai is a graduate of University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand. The University of Otago ( Te Whare Wānanga o Otāgo) in Dunedin is New Zealand 's oldest university with over 20000 students enrolled during Dunedin (dəˈneɪdɪn) Ōtepoti in Maori is the second-largest city in the South Island of New Zealand, and the principal city of the region of New Zealand is an Island country in the south-western Pacific Ocean comprising two main landmasses (the North Island and the South Island As a secondary school student Marurai attended Tereora College on Rarotonga and was known as Niu World. Rarotonga is the most populous island in a group of islands known as the Cook Islands, with a population of 14153 ( Census 2006 He is from Ivirua, Mangaia.
Marurai's wife, Tuaine Marurai, died on Wednesday, September 14, 2005 in Auckland, New Zealand after suffering from cancer. The Auckland metropolitan area or Greater Auckland, in the North Island of New Zealand, is the largest and most populous urban area in the country She was 56. She was buried on her home island of Mangaia. Mangaia (traditionally known as Auau Enua which means terraced) is the most southerly of the Cook Islands and the second largest after Rarotonga.