21 Mar 2016

Samoa PM sworn in again as 16th parliament opens

2:47 pm on 21 March 2016

Samoa's recently-re-elected Prime Minister Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi says all 47 of the MPs in his ruling party will take responsibility and lead by example.

Speaking at the first sitting of the 16th Parliament on Friday after his party's landslide victory on March general election the prime minister said the country has evolved politically.

Samoa Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi being sworn in

Samoa Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi being sworn in Photo: Tipi Autagavaia

He said the election result - effectively creating a one party state - has come from the voice of the people.

"The mandate to govern through a one-party state has come through the voices of our people. And that this will not be and will never be lost on the Government of the day."

Samoa's Prime Minister elect, Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi.

The HRPP has won 94 percent of the 50 seat Parliament, with the Tautua Party winning only three seats.

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