15 Sep 2021

Samoa politics: Opposition MPs barred from Parliament

From Morning Report, 7:53 am on 15 September 2021

The Samoan capital is still reeling from this week's spectacle of Opposition MPs barred from entering parliament.

The Opposition HRPP, which does not recognise the new government, found themselves unrecognised as parliamentary guests.

Police stopped them from entering.

The dramatic scenes were only the latest turn in a political roller coaster ride that started last year with the formation of the FAST Party, which would eventually win the 2021 election forcing the HRRP out of office for the first time since Samoa's independence in 1962.

Apia correspondent Autagavaia Tipi Autagavaia spoke to Corin Dann.