Samoan general election, 1991

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General elections were held in Samoa on 5 April 1991. Following a referendum the previous year, they were the first under universal suffrage, although candidates still had to be members of the Matai.[1] The result was a victory for the Human Rights Protection Party, which won 27 of the 47 seats.

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/-
Human Rights Protection Party 34,262 44.8 27 +4
Samoan National Development Party 17,966 23.5 15 New
Samoan United People's Party 1,898 2.5 0 New
Samoa All People's Party 10 0.0 0 New
Independents 22,315 29.3 5 +5
Invalid/blank votes 360 - - -
Total 76,811 100 47 0
Source: Nohlen et al.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D, Grotz, F & Hartmann, C (2001) Elections in Asia: A data handbook, Volume II, p782 ISBN 0-19-924959-8