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Samoa’s Human Rights Political Party seat declared void; election overturned

An Human Rights Political Party (HRPP) Associate Minister has had his election in the seat of Sagaga No. 2 declared void by the Samoa...

FAST behind political delays: Tuilaepa

Samoa caretaker Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Dr. Sailele Malielegaoi, has accused the Fa'atuatua i le Atua Samoa ua Tasi (FAST) party as the primary factor...

Former Vanuatu Speaker explains resignation

Former Vanuatu Speaker of Parliament, Gracia Shadrack has issued a statement explaining the reasons for his resignation. “There has been unrelenting challenge by the Government...

Vanuatu Education minister Seule Simeon resigns to become speaker

The Vanuatu Parliament has elected Seule Simeon as the new speaker just hours after Gracia Shadrack resigned from the position. To stand as candidate for...

Amid dispute with government, Vanuatu speaker resigns

The Speaker of Parliament of Vanuatu Gracia Shadrack has resigned today amid a dispute with the government of the prime minister Bob Loughman. Last week,...

Supporters keeping Samoa caretaker PM in Office: Tuilaepa

Samoa caretaker Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi says it is supporters’ encouragements and pleads not to concede that is keeping him in office. Speaking on...

Invoking gender quota mocks Constitution: Samoa expert

Samoan women’s issues researcher Dr Mema Motusaga says invoking the gender quota to decide Samoa’s Government following the 2021 General Election was “perverse” and...

Israel swears in new coalition, ending Netanyahu’s long rule

Israel’s parliament on Sunday narrowly approved a new coalition government, ending the historic 12-year rule of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and sending the polarising...

Vanuatu Speaker’s lawyer files application to strike out order

Vanuatu Speaker of Parliament’s counsel has filed an application for the Court to struck out the application by the 19 Members of Parliament in...

Samoa caretaker PM unaware of FAST take over plans

Samoa caretaker Prime Minister, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi says he was not aware the Fa’atuatua I le Atua Samoa ua Tasi (FAST) was planning a...

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