"After nearly four months of being taken to the brink of dictatorship, Samoa’s
constitutional crisis ended on July 26 when the prime minister for the past 23
years, Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi, conceded defeat.
With the April 9 election loss, the 40-year dominance of Samoan politics by
Tuilaepa’s Human Rights Protection Party (HRPP) ended too.
Samoa’s new leader, Fiame Naomi Mata’afa, might be the country’s first female
prime minister, but she is a veteran politician. As she attempts to bring her
nation out of its greatest test in the 59 years since independence, she will
need all the deep experience she brings to the role."
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Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics