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Samoa Prime Minister Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi and FAST leader Fiame Naomi Mata'afa
Apia, SAMOA — New candidates will not be allowed to contest Samoa's second election of the year. The head of state called a new election after April's election wound up in a protracted deadlock, with the two sides on 26 seats each. According to the writs issued by the head of state, only candidates...
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...
Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi and Fiame Naomi Mata'afa
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's FAST party leader, Fiame Naomi Mata'afa has urged the caretaker prime minister, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, to concede defeat. She told Samoa media at the weekend that he should recognise the recent election result in which her party won 26 seats against 25 seats won by HRPP...
Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi and Fiame Naomi Mataafa
Apia, SAMOA — It will now be Wednesday next week before the Samoa Supreme Court considers the legality of the appointment of a 6th woman MP to parliament. This comes as two parties, tied at 26 seats each, battle to become the new Samoa government. The Supreme Court today dismissed a request from...
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Apia, SAMOA — Samoan politics is on a knife edge. After the country voted in general elections on April 9, counting so far has resulted in a dead heat between the two major parties. This is a stunning and unexpected electoral rebuke of the ruling party, the Human Rights Protection Party (HRPP),...