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Tuilaepa and Fiame hug at swearing in
Apia, SAMOA — The Samoan Prime Minister and her predecessor embraced to cheers in Parliament on Friday, effectively ending months of turmoil following the disputed April election. It came after opposition MPs were sworn in after a court ruling paved the way for them to be allowed into parliament....
HRPP elected Members of Parliament
Apia, SAMOA — The Samoa Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the HRPP and ordered the Speaker of the House to swear in the party's members. The HRPP members were elected in April's national poll and have not been knocked out by post-election legal challenges. The Samoa Observer reports the orders...
Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi in the arms of the Head of State
Apia, SAMOA — As Samoa police were poised to remove opposition HRPP members from Parliament grounds by force the Head of State, Tuimalealiifano Vaaletoa Sualauvi II, arrived and was then seen greeting the tearful leader of the HRPP Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi. Despite the police instructing the...
Samoa police behind barricades
Apia, SAMOA — For the first time in the 59 years of Samoan independence, the Parliament grounds have been barricaded for today's session of the House. The barricades went up late last night after Police put out a public notice declaring Parliament building and surrounding grounds out of bounds for...
Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi and Fiame Naomi Mata'afa
Honolulu, HAWAII — It seemed like a new era for Samoa when it voted its first woman prime minister into office, after more than 20 years under the previous leader. But the small Pacific nation’s political future is still uncertain, as the fallout from the election continues with potentially power-...
Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta
Apia, SAMOA — The New Zealand Government says it has full confidence Samoa's new government and its judiciary will continue to act with integrity. This comes after former prime minister, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, claimed that the recent actions of the judiciary had shattered the constitution...
Samoa flag
Apia, SAMOA — A proclamation has been issued by Samoa's Head of State to convene Parliament on Monday. It comes at the 11th hour as Samoa's constitution provides that the first sitting of parliament be within 45 days of the general election. Monday is the 45th day after the 9 April ballot. The...
Samoa's Chief Justice, Satiu Simativa Perese
Apia, SAMOA — The next step in attempting to resolve the political stalemate in Samoa is expected to occur today in court. The new FAST party, which has the same number of seats as the caretaker HRPP party, at 26, is seeking to have the Supreme Court overturn the appointment of a sixth woman to...
Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi and Fiame Naomi Mata'afa
Apia, SAMOA  — Samoa's election results have been confirmed with 25 seats each for the incumbent HRPP and newcomer FAST, with the final seat holder yet to confirm allegiance. The FAST leader says final negotiations will be held over the coming week with an independent MP who may hold the balance of...
Samoa Electoral Commission Office staff
  Apia, SAMOA — The official results of Samoa's 2021 general election has the top two political parties still tied. The final round of counting ended Friday (yesterday in Samoa), and the Electoral Commissioner then presented the results to the Head of State, who then declared the results official....