Samoa legislators pass electoral amendments despite concerns

The Samoa Electoral Commission shows electoral officials monitoring the counting during the general election in the capital city of Apia. Photo: AFP or licensors

Samoa legislators pass electoral amendments despite concerns | RNZ News

6:44 pm on 8 March 2024 Share this 

Finau Fonua, RNZ Pacific Journalist finau.fonua@rnz.co.nz

Samoa’s electoral laws have been amended giving citizens the right to register to vote from overseas, despite the opposition raising concerns about the country being governed by “outsiders”.

The amendments to Samoa’s Electoral Amendment Bill 2024 was passed on Friday morning by Samoa’s Parliament in Apia.

There had been concerns the amendments would result in Samoa’s diaspora influencing general elections, as the Samoan diaspora outnumbers the local population.

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