29 Nov 2004

Winner declared in Samoan by election

8:32 pm on 29 November 2004

Aiono Tile Gafa has been declared the winner of the Aana Alofi No. 1 by-election in Samoa.

Aiono won by gaining 31 votes more than his closest rival, Fesola'i Tusi Tuigamala.

All four candidates for the seat are members of the ruling Human Rights Protecton Party.

Aana Alofi No.1 electorate has two seats in Parliament - the other is held by the Speaker of the House, Toleafoa Faafisi.