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Universal Suffrage in Western Samoa: The 1991 General Elections

So'o, Asofou


Since 1962 Western Samoa has been an independent state with a parliamentary system of government. The one-chamber parliament consists of a House of Assembly with 47 members, whose composition and method of election has reflected a specifically Samoan form of political democracy which blends tradi tion with modernity. In terms of both eligibility for election and eligibility to vote at elections, a dual system operated until 1991 . Of the 47 members of parliament (MPs), 45 were required...[Show more]

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