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Samoan Supreme Court ruling paves the way for Fiame Naomi Mata’afa to become country’s first female leader – ABC News

Samoa’s opposition says it has the majority to form government and end the 22-year reign of Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, after two key Supreme Court…



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The Pacific nation of Samoa is on the verge of swearing in a new prime minister for the first time in more than two decades, and its first female head of government.
Key points:

  • Two Supreme Court rulings validated the results of the April 9 election
  • FAST says it now has the majority to form government
  • The ruling could spell the end of HRPP’s 40-year domination of Samoan politics

The country has been in a five-week political deadlock since the April 9 election, when the opposition Fa’atuatua i le Atua…

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