Albert (Peto) Nicholas biography

Albert (Peto) Nicholas

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1951 –

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Who is Albert (Peto) Nicholas?

Albert (Peto) Nicholas was a Cook Islands politician. He was member of the Cook Islands Parliament for the seat of the seat of Avatiu/Ruatonga for 18 years.

Nicholas was born on Rarotonga and educated at St Joseph primary school and Tereora College. He was first elected to Parliament as a member of the Alliance Party in the 1994 election. He was re-elected in 1999 as a member of the New Alliance Party, but switched allegiance to the Cook Islands Party later that year.

Nicholas left the CIP in July 2010 following a dispute about candidate selection, and founded the Party Tumu. He stood under that party's banner in the 2010 election, but was unsuccessful.

On 15 August 2012 Nicholas died of a heart attack while driving in Rarotonga.

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Born
May 9, 1951

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on July 23, 2013

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