Deputy PM votes

Samoa caucus to vote in new Deputy PM this week

The Samoa Observer newspaper reported the political party whip of the ruling Human Rights Protection Party, Alai'asā Sepulona Moananu, saying caucus members will vote for a new deputy leader before then.

The vote comes after the role was left vacant last week by the sudden resignation of the long-serving MP Fiame Naomi Mata'afa from the ruling party.

A likely candidate for the role is the long serving MP for Palauli le Falefa constituency, Faumuina Tiatia Liuga.