Elections in Samoa
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At the national level, Samoa elects a legislature. The Fono or Legislative Assembly has 49 members elected for a five-year term, 47 members out of the matai (traditional heads of families) six of whom are elected from two-seat constituencies and 35 from single-seat constituencies, and 2 members by the non-Samoan nationals. The head of state is elected for a five-year term by the parliament.
The voting age in Samoa is 21.
|Parties||List votes||%||Seats (list and nominal)|
|Human Rights Protection Party (HRPP)||48,771||55.6||29|
|Tautua Samoa Party (TSP)||21,692||24.7||13|
|Source: Samoa General Elections, 2011|
Below is a list of recent by-elections:
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