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The Role of Ballot Chiefs (Matai Pälota) and Political Parties in Samoa's Shift to Universal Sufferage

Fraenkel, Jon; So'o, Asofou


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

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Commonwealth and Comparative Politics
DOI: 10.1080/14662040500304973


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