25 May 2021

Samoa election: All eyes on courts today

From Morning Report, 8:36 am on 25 May 2021

All eyes will be on the courts in Samoa today as a political stalemate continues in Apia.

The majority FAST party was yesterday locked out of Parliament by the caretaker government - an action which FAST is describing as a bloodless coup.

But the HRPP claims a second election should be called after both parties won 25 seats each in April's poll.

For the latest developments is RNZ Pacific correspondent Jamie Tahana, who has been covering this tug-of-war for power since the election a month ago.