Legislative Assembly of Samoa

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The Legislative Assembly is the Parliament of Samoa based in the capital, Apia, where the country's central administration is located. In the Samoan language, the Legislative Assembly of Samoa is sometimes known as the Samoan Fono while the government of the country is known as the Malo.[1]

Samoan Fono had 49 Members of Parliament. These were elected in six two-seat and 35 single-seat constituencies. Of these 49 seats, 47 were legally reserved for traditional heads of families (matai) and two for special constituencies: These two seats were first reserved for Samoan citizens from non-Samoan descent and elected on a non-territorial basis.[2]

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  1. Fana'afi Le Tagaloa, Aiono (1986). Western Samoa the Sacred Covenant. Land rights of Pacific women. University of the South Pacific;Institute of Pacific Studies. p. 103. ISBN 982-02-0012-1. Retrieved 2 March 2010.
  2. "Constitution Amendment 2015 (English)" (PDF). Parliament of Samoa. 3 June 2015. Archived (PDF) from the original on 22 May 2021. Retrieved 22 May 2021.