Samoan Supreme Court ruling paves the way for Fiame Naomi Mata’afa to become country’s first female leader

The Pacific nation of Samoa is on the verge of swearing in a new prime minister for the first time in more than two decades, and its first female head of government.

The country has been in a five-week political deadlock since the April 9 election, when the opposition Fa’atuatua i le Atua Samoa ua Tasi (FAST party) and the incumbent Human Rights Protection Party (HRPP) won 25 seats each.

  • Jordan Fennell
  • ABC News

HRPP has dominated Samoa’s politics for nearly 40 years, and its …

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