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Fast leader Fiame Naomi Mata'afa,
Apia, SAMOA —  Samoa called a fresh election Tuesday (Samoa time) after the last vote failed to produce a clear victor, prompting anger from the opposition, which called the move "trickery" and "unlawful". The Pacific island nation has been in political limbo since an April 9 election ended with...
Head of State Tuimalealiifano Va'aletoa Sualauvi II
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's Head of State has called for a second general election to bring an end to a deadlock in parliament. The caretaker Human Rights Protection Party and the newcomer FAST party have been tied on 26 seats each since last month's election. In an address to the nation tonight, Head of...
Head of State, Highness Tuimaleali'ifano Va'aletoa Sualauvi II.
Apia, SAMOA — The Samoa Government has amended the Constitution to reduce the term in office for the Head of State to ten years.  And after the first term, the Head of State is only eligible upon reappointment for a second term.  These amendments – known as the Head of State Constitutional...
Apia, SAMOA — The Head of State, His Highness Tuimaleali’ifano Vaaletoa Sualauvi II, has addressed the country as Samoa celebrates her 56th Independence Day. Thousands gathered in front of the Government building this morning where the official commemoration started, following a church service at...