12 May 2021

Samoa election: Only one party campaigning as new election causes controversy

From Morning Report, 8:50 am on 12 May 2021

With fresh elections called in Samoa purportedly to break the month-long deadlock between the two major parties, only the caretaker HRPP government is campaigning.

The newcomer FAST party, which has the same number of seats as the government is challenging the legality of a new ballot this weekend says the deadlock should be decided in the courts and by following constitutional protocols.

Dominic Godfrey reports.