The Role of Ballot Chiefs (Matai Pälota) and Political Parties in Samoa's Shift to Universal Sufferage
Sämoa shifted to universal suffrage only in 1990, after 28 years of independent self-government under a system in which only matai (chiefs or family title-holders) were entitled to vote or stand as candidates. During the matai-only franchise era, increas
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