2021 Samoan constitutional crisis
|2021 Samoan constitutional crisis|
|Date||22 May 2021|
|Caused by||Refusal by incumbent Prime Minister of Samoa Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi to accept the victory of Fiame Naomi Mataʻafa in April 2021 Samoan general election|
|Goals||Seating of Fiame Naomi Mataʻafa as next Prime Minister of Samoa|
A constitutional crisis began in Samoa on 22 May 2021 when the O le Ao o le Malo (Head of State) Tuimalealiifano Va'aletoa Sualauvi II issued a proclamation stopping the Legislative Assembly of Samoa from meeting after the April 2021 Samoan general election.
References[change | change source]
- Joyetter Feagaimaali'i (22 May 2021). "Head of State suspends Parliament". Samoa Observer. Retrieved 22 May 2021.
Samoa has been thrown into a constitutional crisis
- Sina Retzlaff (22 May 2021). "Head of State Issues Writ to Suspend Official Opening of XVIIth Parliament". Samoa Global News. Retrieved 22 May 2021.
- "Samoa dives into further uncertainty as Head of State suspends Monday's opening of Parliament". Talamua. 22 May 2021. Retrieved 22 May 2021.
- Jamie Tahana (22 May 2021). "Sitting of Samoa parliament cancelled; constitutional turmoil deepens". RNZ. Retrieved 22 May 2021.
with the country now well engulfed in a constitutional crisis