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Samoa set for political showdown as Pacific nation heads to the polls – ABC News

The tiny Pacific island nation of Samoa is home to one of the world’s longest-serving leaders, but a challenge from his former deputy has the potential to end a four-decade…

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The tiny Pacific island nation of Samoa is home to one of the worlds longest-serving leaders, but a challenge from his former deputy has the potential to end a multi-decade winning streak.  
Key points:

  • Samoa has had the same prime minister for 23 years
  • Today he faces a serious challenge from Fiame Naomi Mata’afa 
  • A record number of Samoans have enrolled to vote 

The country of some 197,000 hits the polls today in a national election where Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi is seeking another…

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