At stake in this election:
- 20 seats in the Assembly.
Description of government structure:
- Chief of State: Queen ELIZABETH II[i]
- Head of Government: Premier Toke TALAGI
- Assembly: Niue has a unicameral Niue Assembly (Niue Fono Ekepule) with 20 seats.
Description of electoral system:
- The Queen is hereditary head of state.
- Premier is elected by the Assembly to serve a 3-year term.
- In the Niue Assembly (Niue Fono Ekepule), 6 members are elected by block vote on a common role to serve 3-year terms[ii] and 14 members are elected by majority vote in single-member constituencies, representing the 14 villages of Niue, to serve 3-year terms.
Main parties in the electoral race:
Population and number of registered voters:
- Population: 2,563 (October 2012)
- Registered Voters: