Head of state: Queen Elizabeth II
Prime minister: Toke Talagi
Toke Talagi was elected in June 2008 to a serve a three-year term. He gained the backing of parliament for another term in May 2011.
Mr Talagi had previously served in the roles of deputy premier and finance minister. He is also president of the Niue Rugby Union.
Toke Talagi was chair of the regional inter-governmental organisation, the Pacific Islands Forum, from 2008 to 2009.