Women MPs

FAST party to challenge provision allowing two extra women MPs

TheĀ Samoa ObserverĀ reports FAST chairman La'auli Leuatea Schmidt said on Friday that party lawyers are set to file the application on Monday.

At the close of the final count for by-election votes last Friday, Electoral Commissioner Faimalomatumua Mathew Lemisio, invoked the provision allowing two extra women members to be elected based on percentage of votes cast in the constituency for them.

The Head of State has now issued writs of appointment for the two HRPP members Aliimalemanu Alofa Tu'uau and Fa'agaseali'i Sapo'a Feagia'i.