Samoan general election, 2006

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General elections were held in Samoa on 31 March 2006. The result was a landslide victory for the Human Rights Protection Party, who took 30 of the 49 seats, and gained another five seats when independent MPs joined the party.

Results[edit]

Summary of Results[edit]

e • d Summary of the 31 March 2006 Samoa Fono election results
Parties Seats
Human Rights Protection Party 35
Samoan Democratic United Party 10
Independents 4
Samoa Party 0
Samoa Progressive Political Party 0
The Christian Party 0
Total 49
Source: Fono web site. The numbers for HRPP include five independents who joined HRPP after the election. Adam Carr, Zee and Pacific Magazine give various different results. According to Adam Carr because in double-member seats voters cast two votes, it is not possible to give national aggregate votes by party.

Detailed Results[edit]

Source: Event Polynesia

Samoan general election, 2006: Vaimauga East (1 member)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
HRPP Tuisugaletaua Sofara Aveau 781 36.2
Independent Maposua Fealofani 760 35.3
SDUP Tofele Lata Tavui 587 27.2
SP Tupuanai Avaioi Imoasina 29 1.3
Turnout 2156
Samoan general election, 2006: Vaimauga West (2 members)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
HRPP Anauli Pofitu Fesili 1422 20.4
SDUP Sililoto Tolo Tuaifaiva 1322 19.0
SDUP Patu Ativalu 1286 18.4
HRPP Taumanupepe Keleso 757 10.9
HRPP Siligatusa Semi Lesa 618 8.9
HRPP Tafemalii Suluvale Alofoe 579 8.3
SP Letaa Tanielu 417 6.0
HRPP Tuiletufuga Siaosi Tuiletufuga 284 4.1
SCP Sagauga Sabu Utaileuo 109 1.6
Turnout 6974
Samoan general election, 2006: Faleata East (1 member)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
HRPP Manuleleua Lalagofaatasi Falaniko Leleua 331 73.4
HRPP Lepou Petelo II 120 26.6
Turnout 451
Samoan general election, 2006: Faleata West (1 member)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Lealailepule Rimoni Aiafi 795 32.4
HRPP Ulu Vaomalo Ulu Kini 630 25.7
HRPP Ale Vena Ale 545 22.2
SDUP Panoa Easter Ah Kuoi 255 10.4
Independent Seiuli Saoaumaga Lino 129 5.3
SDUP Ulugia Aukuso Ulugia 98 4.0
Turnout 2452
Samoan general election, 2006: Sagaga-Le-Falefa (1 member)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Solamalemalo Keneti Sio 738 30.0
SDUP Patea Satini Epati 555 22.6
HRPP Leatupue Pili 365 14.9
HRPP Muaiava Tuaitino Umu Toeava 343 14.0
HRPP Faumuina Laneselota 270 11.0
HRPP Polutele Solomona Matiu 75 3.1
HRPP Moala Samasoni Pomare 72 2.9
SP Tupai Kelly 38 1.5
Turnout 2456
Samoan general election, 2006: Sagaga-Le-Usoga (1 member)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Muagututagata Peter Ah Him 980 40.5
HRPP Taliaoa Pita Ulia 658 27.2
SDUP Fata Saifoloi 434 17.9
Independent Luafatasaga Maanaima Sega 252 10.4
Independent Saena Tialino Penaia II 95 3.9
Turnout 2419
Samoan general election, 2006: A'ana Alofi No. 1 (2 members)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
HRPP Toleafoa Apulu Fa'afisi 653 16.6
HRPP Aiono Tile Gafa 531 13.5
SDUP Maiava Visekota Peteru 460 11.7
SDUP Suemalo Lipa Vaoga 420 10.7
Independent Leaupepetele Denis Leaupepetele 386 9.8
Independent Sauvao Taueva Sio Vaauli 363 9.2
Independent Suafoa Fuimaono Lautasi II 334 8.5
SP Semaoa Feausi 325 8.3
SCP Fesolai Logomalieimatagi Tepa Toloa 222 5.6
SP Leofo Aipovi Aiono 193 4.9
HRPP Talamatavao Malua 49 1.2
Turnout 3936
Samoan general election, 2006: A'ana Alofi No. 2 (1 member)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
HRPP Tolofuaivalelei Falemoe Lei’ataua 425 36.0
SDUP Tulilo Paulo Leutele 350 29.7
Independent Agaseata Livi 119 10.1
SP Lemaluafaitoaga Sauni Felise 104 8.8
SDUP Amiatu Sagato Amiatu 92 7.8
Independent Samoa Pita 90 7.6
Turnout 1180
Samoan general election, 2006: A'ana Alofi No. 3 (1 member)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
HRPP Vaeolenofoafia Tapasu 654 30.9
SPPP Toalepaialii Siu Pose Salesa III 515 24.4
SDUP Fagafagamanualii Theresa McCarthy 246 11.6
HRPP Manu Taialofa Tuitofa Naseri 238 11.3
SDUP Talimatasi Setu 187 8.8
HRPP Aanamaaitu Pasitale Afamasaga 172 8.1
SDUP Letelemaaana Talalelei 102 4.8
Turnout 2114
Samoan general election, 2006: Aiga-I-Le-tai (1 member)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SDUP Mulipola Oliva 819 32.8
Independent Vaatiuola Lautolo Misi 690 27.6
HRPP Levaa Sauaso 498 19.9
Independent Leiataualesa Vaiao 225 9.0
Independent Taimalelagi Naotala 158 6.3
Independent Lesa Tominiko Lesa Niko 80 3.2
Independent Leiataualesa Niko Fidow 27 1.1
Turnout 2497
Samoan general election, 2006: Falelatai & Samatau (1 member)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
HRPP Misa Telefoni 852 76.2
Independent Olomoutu Salapu Asalele 266 23.8
Turnout 1118
Samoan general election, 2006: Lefaga & Falese'ela (1 member)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SDUP Le Mamea Ropati 1114 55.5
HRPP Masinalupe Tusipa Masinalupe 565 28.2
HRPP Iputau Sami Lemalu 302 15.0
Independent Taloaina Moana Tuala Tamalelagi 26 1.3
Turnout 2007
Samoan general election, 2006: Safata (2 members)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
HRPP Palusalue Fa’apo II 1019 20.9
SDUP Tuia Pua Fuatogi Letoa 897 18.4
HRPP Auseugaefa Tuvaifale Vaasatia Poloma Komiti 867 17.8
SDUP Seve Sung Chan Chui 756 15.5
HRPP Leota-Suatele Manusegi Suatele 590 12.1
SP Toeta Toafa 519 10.7
SDUP Seve Leu Ruta Tofaeono 219 4.5
Turnout 4867
Samoan general election, 2006: Si'umu (1 member)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
HRPP Tuu'u Anasi'i Leota 679 56.9
Independent Tupuola Tevaseu Mano Sola Siaosi Hunt 481 40.3
Independent Afoa Fetulima Nonu 33 2.8
Turnout 1193
Samoan general election, 2006: Falealili (2 members)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
HRPP Tuiloma Lameko 1186 20.5
SDUP Fuimaono Naoia Tei 1065 18.4
Independent Tusa Misi Tupuola 931 16.1
HRPP Fuimaono Puleimanufiu Faasopo 883 15.3
HRPP Fuimaono Esera Rimoni 748 12.9
SDUP Alaimoana Esau Ropati 480 8.3
Independent Leilua Punivalu 218 3.8
SP Talauega Lafi 106 1.8
Independent Fuimaono Naoia Fereti Tupua 96 1.7
Independent Fonoti Faagalu Taeao-o-alii 73 1.3
Turnout 5786
Samoan general election, 2006: Lotofaga (1 member)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
HRPP Fiame Naomi Mata'afa 481 65.1
SDUP Fata Siaosi 257 34.8
Turnout 738
Samoan general election, 2006: Lepa (1 member)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
HRPP Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi Unopposed
Turnout
Samoan general election, 2006: Aleipata-Itupa-I-luga (1 member)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
HRPP Taua Kitiona Seuala 676 66.1
Independent Fuataga Kasimani 332 32.5
SCP Lavatai Mailagi 14 1.4
Turnout 1022
Samoan general election, 2006: Aleipata Itupa-I-Lalo (1 member)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SDUP Paepae Kapeli Sua 731 43.0
HRPP Tautoloitua Farani Posala 627 36.9
HRPP Utuga Faamanatu Faaaliga 258 15.2
SP Tauiliili Joe Kolose Fruean 62 3.6
Independent Letiu Elisapeta Tali Lee 23 1.4
Turnout 1701
Samoan general election, 2006: Va'a-O-Fonoti (1 member)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
HRPP Leao Talalelei Tuitama 369 24.5
SDUP Togiai Fuatau Eteuati Faiilagi 365 24.3
Independent Taito Aliifaalogo Faitele 348 23.1
HRPP Leniu Fea Tionisio Seinafolava Hunt 269 17.9
HRPP Leilua Tavas Leota 153 10.2
Turnout 1504
Samoan general election, 2006: Anoama'a East (1 member)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
HRPP Moefaauo Lufilufi 628 35.0
HRPP Savea Sione 617 34.4
SDUP Lealaisalanoa Francis Hugo Siliva Nickel 312 17.4
SP Fogamomi Tomanogi Sapati Moeono 211 11.7
Independent Faamatuainu Tala Mailei 28 1.6
Turnout 1796
Samoan general election, 2006: Anoama'a West (1 member)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
HRPP Fonotoe Pierre Lauofo 1149 55.0
SDUP Leota Leuluaialii Ituau Ale 834 39.9
SP Manu Falaula 105 5.0
Turnout 2088
Samoan general election, 2006: Fa'asalele'aga No. 1 (2 members)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
HRPP Gatoloaifaana Amataga Alesana-Gidlow 710 14.7
HRPP Tiata Pulufana Saunoa 707 14.6
SDUP Tuilimu Manuele Paletasala 614 12.7
SDUP Tofilau Tauvaga 437 9.0
HRPP Fiu Loimata II 389 8.0
SDUP Leauanae Makiasi S 352 7.3
Independent Leaana Sosaiete 308 6.4
Independent Pauli Taavili 302 6.2
Independent Tofilau Saolele 271 5.6
HRPP Pipi Samasina 264 5.5
Independent Sili Alapati 177 3.7
HRPP Leota Semisi 165 3.4
Independent Tofilau Semeli Sinai 120 2.5
Turnout 4834
Samoan general election, 2006: Fa'asalele'aga No. 2 (1 member)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
HRPP Pau Sefo Pau 505 32.5
SDUP Leasnapapa Laki 459 29.5
HRPP Papalii Memea Samuelu Petaia 419 26.9
HRPP Tuilagi Iakopo James Bartley 150 9.6
Independent Namulau’ulu Vavae Tuilagi 23 1.5
Turnout 1556
Samoan general election, 2006: Fa'asalele'aga No. 3 (1 member)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
HRPP Unasa Mesi Galo 367 25.4
SDUP Tofa Eteuati Siitia 361 25.0
Independent Unasa Felise Moors 281 19.5
Independent Sua Ioelu 195 13.5
HRPP Tooala Tulouna 163 11.3
Independent Toala Tanielu 77 0.5
Turnout 1444
Samoan general election, 2006: Fa'asalele'aga No. 4 (1 member)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
HRPP Mulitalo Sealiimalietoa Siafausa Vui 689 60.7
SP Su'a Rimoni Ah Chong 436 38.4
Independent Peseta Senio Lauvao 10 0.9
Turnout 1135
Samoan general election, 2006: Gagaemauga No. 1 (1 member)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
HRPP Sala Fata Pinati 1068 64.3
SP Sala Vaimili II Uili Ioane 490 29.5
SCP Tuala Falenaoti Tiresa Malietoa 103 6.2
Turnout 1661
Samoan general election, 2006: Gagaemauga No. 2 (1 member)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SDUP Levaopolo Talatonu Va’ai 393 41.9
HRPP Faasootauloa Pati 388 41.4
SP Toiaivao Faimafili Lauano 150 16.0
Independent Saofia Omeli Sealiimalietoa 7 0.7
Turnout 938
Samoan general election, 2006: Gagaemauga No. 3 (1 member)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Galuvao Viliamu Sepulona 481 37.4
HRPP LEOTA Lu II 464 36.1
SDUP Seuamuli Sapio Tooala 255 19.8
SDUP Maiava Faafuata 89 6.9
Turnout 1285
Samoan general election, 2006: Gagaifomauga No. 1 (1 member)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
HRPP Tuilo'a Anitelea 366 38.7
HRPP Gaina Aukusitino 297 31.4
Independent Peseta Toleafoa Lua Nafoi 254 26.8
SDUP Gaono Silino 29 3.1
Turnout 946
Samoan general election, 2006: Gagaifomauga No. 2 (1 member)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
HRPP Safuneituuga Paaga Neri 404 31.4
Independent Sooalo Siliga 289 22.5
Independent Faalafeitele Alofiotaoa Natuitasina Tugaga 277 21.5
Independent Mamea Minnie lofa Tumanuvao Matalavea 109 8.5
SP Feo Nemaia Esau 90 7.0
SDUP Manuta Lavamaile 69 5.4
Independent Fui Tifaga 49 3.8
Turnout 1287
Samoan general election, 2006: Gagaifomauga No. 3 (1 member)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
HRPP Laauli Leuatea Polataivao 593 60.9 {{{change}}}
SDUP Segi Usufono Tauanae 294 30.2 {{{change}}}
SP Polataivao Ila Matagi 77 7.9 {{{change}}}
HRPP Polataivao Savelio 5 0.5 {{{change}}}
SDUP Tupaimanaia Ioane 4 0.4 {{{change}}}
Turnout 973
Samoan general election, 2006: Vaisigano No. 1 (1 member)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Va'ai Papu Vailupe 1095 52.9 {{{change}}}
HRPP Masoe Toga Potoi 802 38.8 {{{change}}}
SDUP Lealiifanolevalevale Iopu Tanielu 154 7.4 {{{change}}}
Turnout 2069
Samoan general election, 2006: Vaisigano No. 2 (1 member)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Motuopuaa Uifagasa Aisoli 597 44.5 {{{change}}}
HRPP Toleafoa Mauteni Tamasone Metuli II Esera 449 33.4 {{{change}}}
SDUP Valasi Togamaga Tafito Selesele 297 22.1 {{{change}}}
Turnout 1343
Samoan general election, 2006: Falealupo (1 member)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SDUP Aeau Peniamina 634 73.1 {{{change}}}
HRPP Solia Sefo Kalolo 167 19.3 {{{change}}}
HRPP Gisa Fuatai Purcell 66 7.6 {{{change}}}
Turnout 867
Samoan general election, 2006: Alataua West (1 member)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Lafaitele Patrick Leiataualesa 421 37.6 {{{change}}}
SDUP Seuula Ioane 381 34.0 {{{change}}}
HRPP Tuaiaufai Latu 256 22.8 {{{change}}}
SDUP Lolomatausama Siuola 63 5.6 {{{change}}}
Turnout 1121
Samoan general election, 2006: Salega (2 members)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
HRPP Tapuai Sepulona Moamanu 861 26.9 {{{change}}}
HRPP Toomata Alapati Toomata 781 24.4 {{{change}}}
SDUP Leilua Manuao 626 19.6 {{{change}}}
SDUP Tapuai Toese 417 13.0 {{{change}}}
SP Muagutuia Mose 354 11.0 {{{change}}}
SP Afualo Pule Afualo 162 5.1 {{{change}}}
Turnout 3201
Samoan general election, 2006: Palauli West (1 member)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SDUP Taua Falaimo 681 37.8 {{{change}}}
HRPP Afoa Faleulu Mauli 498 27.7 {{{change}}}
HRPP Amituanai Tausisi 260 14.4 {{{change}}}
HRPP Tamala Uilisone Leuluaialii 213 11.8 {{{change}}}
HRPP Leilua Tutogi 148 8.2 {{{change}}}
Turnout 1800
Samoan general election, 2006: Satupa'itea (1 member)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SDUP Asiata Sale’imoa Va’ai 591 43.6 {{{change}}}
HRPP Selesele Tanielu Asiata 565 41.6 {{{change}}}
HRPP Tavui Iose Gray 201 14.8 {{{change}}}
Turnout 1357
Samoan general election, 2006: Palauli (1 member)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Toluono Feti 585 36.7 {{{change}}}
SDUP Laulu Ianeta Tui Laulu 544 34.1 {{{change}}}
HRPP Leituala Tuuaga II 351 22.0 {{{change}}}
HRPP Seumanufagai Pueleo 88 5.5 {{{change}}}
HRPP Autagavaia Lave 28 1.8 {{{change}}}
Turnout 1596
Samoan general election, 2006: Palauli-Le-Falefa (1 member)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
HRPP Taua Falaimo 1103 69.6 {{{change}}}
Independent Le Tagaloa Pita 481 30.4 {{{change}}}
Turnout 1584
Samoan general election, 2006: Individual Voters (2 members)
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
HRPP Niko Lee Hang 1040 30.5 {{{change}}}
HRPP Hans Joachim Keil 725 21.3 {{{change}}}
Independent Wilson Edward Lotasiano 414 12.1 {{{change}}}
SDUP Jensen Taimang 389 11.4 {{{change}}}
SP Craig Farell 357 10.5 {{{change}}}
SP Godinet Hymel Joseph 284 8.3 {{{change}}}
SDUP Michael Edward Hunt 101 3.0 {{{change}}}
SCP Silva Meleane Elaine 100 2.9 {{{change}}}
Turnout 3410

Aftermath[edit]

Following the election ten candidates filed election petitions alleging various irregularities.[1] Three of these were subsequently withdrawn,[2] and five went to trial,[3] of which three were eventually upheld. Fa'asalele'aga No. 2 MP Pau Sefo Pau was deprived of his seat after being found guilty of four counts of bribery and one of treating. The petioner, Leanapapa Laki, was also convicted of ten counts of bribery.[4] In Aleipata Itupa-I-Lalo, Paepae Kapeli Su'a was found guilty of two counts of bribery, while the petitioner was found guilty of three counts of bribery and three of treating.[5] And in Fa'asalele'aga No. 4, Mulitalo Vui Siafausa was convicted of bribery after making a gift of fine mats to a village outside his constuency. The petioner, Samoa Party leader Su'a Rimoni Ah Chong was also convicted of bribery for giving someone money and a television set.[6] All those convicted were deprived of their seats and barred from standing in the subsequent by-elections.

The parliamentary session was officially opened by the O le Ao o le Malo, Malietoa Tanumafili II, on 30 May 2006.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Supreme Court to hear ten election petitions in May", EventPolynesia.com, 27 April 2006
  2. ^ "Three election petitions withdrawn, but seven remain", EventPolynesia.com, 6 May 2006
  3. ^ "Supreme Court begins hearing Election petitions", EventPolynesia.com, 29 May 2006
  4. ^ "Polynesia in Review: Samoa", The Contemporary Pacific, 20, Spring 2008, p 244.
  5. ^ Ibid.
  6. ^ Ibid.
  7. ^ "Head of State opened Samoa’s 14th Parliament", EventPolynesia.com, 31 May 2006