4 Aug 2003

Ruling Human Rights Protection Party wins by-election in Samoa

8:29 am on 4 August 2003

Samoa's ruling Human Rights Protection Party has won the Alataua West by-election.

In doing so, the party has pushed its hold in parliament to 32 of the 49 seats.

It ws Alataua West's thrid by-election since genral elections in 2001.

Both previous MPS, Ali'imalemanu Sasa and Ta'atiti Alofa, died in office.

Both were oppostion MPs