24 May 2021

Samoa - incumbent govt's action 'tantamount to a coup'

From Midday Report, 12:10 pm on 24 May 2021

A constitutional crisis continues to spiral in Samoa. The party which won a majority at last month's election, the FAST party, has been trying to get parliament to sit today, so they could be sworn into government. That sitting was ordered by the Supreme Court at the weekend. But the incumbent, caretaker HRPP party, is refusing to let parliament sit; the Head of State's refusing to convene members, and the Speaker has disappeared with the keys. RNZ Pacific's Jamie Tahana discusses the situation with Max Towle.