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Fiamē unopposed when election candidates registrations closed

Fiamē Naomi Mata’afa
Source: Talamua Online

Apia, SAMOA — Former Deputy Prime Minister, Fiamē Naomi Mata’afa is one of three unopposed candidates when registrations closed on Friday (Samoa time).

Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi who was unopposed in 2016, is facing two opponents in the April 9 general elections.

The confirmed list published by the Electoral Commissioner this afternoon also has Cabinet Minister, Loau Keneti Sio and Associate Minister Lealailepule Rimoni Aiafi unopposed.

At the close of the registrations, a total of 191 candidates registered and confirmed by the Electoral Commissioner Faimalōmatumua Mathew Lemisio. Twenty one (21) are female candidates.

Legal challenges against the candidates are open for the next two weeks after which an unopposed candidate will be declared officially elected.

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