18 Apr 2015

Samoa by-election votes counted

9:41 am on 18 April 2015

In Samoa, the preliminary results for the Sagaga Le Usoga constituency by-election shows the only candidate from the village of Malie, Seiuli Ueligitone Seiuli, topping the polls with 735 votes.

Senior electoral officer announcing Sagaga Le Usoga results

Senior electoral officer announcing Sagaga Le Usoga results Photo: RNZI Autagavaia Tipi Autagavaia

But one of the two by-election candidates from Afega village, Fata Tulasunu'i Paulo Seuseu, came second with 492 votes.

The four candidates, all running for the ruling Human Rights Protection party, competed in yesterday's by-election after the former MP, Muagututagata Peter Ah Him, stepped down in March.

The other candidate representing the village of Afega, Logo Fetaomi, came third with 392 votes and the only candidate from Tuanai village, Vatuua Alefosio, came fourth with 121 votes.

The official count will be held on Monday, followed by the announcement of the winner.

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