Christian Democratic Party (Samoa)

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The Christian Democratic Party (CDP) was a political party in Samoa. The party was founded in February 1985 by the supporters of former Prime Minister Tupuola Taisi Tufuga Efi.[1] At the 1985 election the party won only 15 of 47 seats, but was able to form a coalition government in December 1985 after 11 Human Rights Protection Party MPs crossed the floor to vote against the budget of then-Prime Minister Tofilau Eti Alesana. Va'ai Kolone became Prime Minister.[2] While apparently retaining a majority after the 1988 election, the party lost power after the defection of Tanuvasa Livigisitone to the HRPP.[3]

On April 8 1988 the party merged with the Samoa National Party to form the Samoan National Development Party.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Asofou So'o (2005). "The establishment and operation of Samoa's political party system". In Roland Rich, Luke Hambly and Michael G. Morgan. Political Parties in the Pacific Islands. Canberra: Pandanus Books. p. 192. 
  2. ^ Ibid., p. 193.
  3. ^ Ibid.
  4. ^ Ibid.