COUNTDOWN! 8 MORE DAYS TO SAMOA’S 2021 BY-ELECTIONS.
Here’s a look at how these seven constituencies voted in the 9 April 2021 general elections.
Seiuli Ueligitone lost his seat to a court petition.
Four candidates from 9 April will compete again in the by-election: Faalogo Ivins, Fata Meafou, Maulolo Tavita and Vaotuua Michael.
Two new candidates in Fata Ryan and Faamausili Siona join the 6 all male race.
The top 2 seeded candidates from HRPP and FAST are running again in the by-elections.
The top 2 candidates from the 9 April 2021 general election are running again.
Nonu Teo Lomialagi of HRPP and Laumatiamanu Mathew Ringo Purcell are the only two candidates.
AANA ALOFI 2
Aiono Afaese resigned from the seat.
All four candidates listed above from the April 9th general election are once again vying for the seat.
Fuimaono Teo lost his seat to an election petition.
None of the previous candidates are running again. FAST has 2 new candidates: Fuimaono Laauli Talataina and Maiava Fuimaono Tito Asafo.
HRPP has entered one new candidate, Leleimalefaga Neemia Fonotia.
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Fiugalu Eteuati of HRPP lost his seat to an election petition by HRPPs Tafua Maluelue.
Two new candidates will compete the by-elections. HRPPs only woman candidate, Faagasealii Sapoa Feagiai and Tafua Maluelue’s brother Faleomavaega Dickie Tafua running under the FAST ticket.
Leota Aeau Tima Leavai resigned her seat.
FAST candidate Fuiono Tenina will compete again in the by-election. A court petition currently underway in the Supreme Court will determine if Aeaus brother Tuitogamanaia Peniamina Junior Leavai will compete under the HRPP ticket.