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Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi
Apia, SAMOA — Another by-election is looming in Samoa after a further two MPs agreed to drop their electoral petitions, this time in the Falealupo seat. The caretaker HRPP government's electorate winner and the FAST party candidate have agreed to drop claims of bribery and treating against each...
Caretaker Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr Sailele Malielegaoi
Apia, SAMOA — Caretaker Prime Minister Tuilaepa Dr Sailele Malielegaoi says the post election process is not yet complete, and all 51 electoral constituents of Samoa have to be represented at the first convening of Parliament after a general election. Tuilaepa was speaking to Radio 2AP on Monday...
Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi and Fiame Naomi Mata'afa
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's Supreme Court has ruled that the FAST party's swearing in at parliament on May 24th was illegal. But it has also ruled that parliament must sit within 7 days, giving FAST the ability to declare government and be sworn in. Currently FAST has 26 seats, while the caretaker HRPP...
Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi
Melbourne, AUSTRALIA —  Reuters is reporting that Australia is urging Samoa's political parties to work together to form a government after a top court in the Pacific nation dealt a blow to a prime minister who has refused to accept an election defeat by saying there was no legal reason to delay...
Samoa Chief Justice, Satiu Simativa Perese
Apia, SAMOA — The Samoa Court of Appeal has reserved its decision after a request for clarification by the FAST party. FAST narrowly won the election in April but is being stopped from assuming power because its rival, HRPP, is refusing to step down until all election petitions are dealt with. This...
Fiame Naomi Mata'afa
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa continues to wait for the outcome of court cases pertaining to the April election to be resolved after the Supreme Court on Monday met to determine the legality of the non-traditional swearing-in of Parliament held under a tent in the parking lot, after the caretaker PM ordered...
FAST leader Fiame Naomi Mata'afa (right) and deputy, Laauli Leuatea Polataivao Schmidt
Apia, SAMOA — The Supreme Court in Samoa has dismissed an electoral challenge against the winner of the Faasaleleaga No. 2 seat. This means FAST's Magele Sekati Faaui remains as the seat's MP-elect. The Samoa Observer reports the Chief Justice, Satiu Simativa Perese, delivered the decision...
FAST leader Fiame Naomi Mata'afa (right) and deputy, Laauli Leuatea Polataivao Schmidt
Apia, SAMOA — Fa’atuatua i le Atua Samoa ua Tasi (F.A.S.T.) party is seeking clarity from the court to overcome the differed interpretation of the situation from that of their rivals, the deputy leader, Laauli Leuatea Schmidt confirmed. Speaking on Friday, the Member-elect of Gagaifomauga No. 3...
Samoa Supreme Court building
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's former ruling HRPP party has lost a seat through an electoral petition. It means the Human Rights Protection Party (HRPP) now has 24 seats with FAST on 26 and a by-election to come. The court ruled the re-elected HRPP MP for Sagaga No.2 constituency, Seiuli Ueligitone Seiuli,...
Samoa ballot boxes
Apia, SAMOA — Samoa's FAST party has held on to the first of the seats being contested after the April election. The first term elected MP for Gagaifomauga number 2 electoral constituency Vaele Paia'aua Iona Sekuini has secured the seat after the Supreme Court endorsed the withdrawal of an election...

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