26 Sep 2006

Samoa Electoral Commissioner announces candidates for two remaining by-elections

5:59 am on 26 September 2006

Samoa's Electoral Commissioner, Tanuvasa Isitolo Lemisio, has announced the candidates for the two remaining by-elections to be held next Friday.

Aleipata itupa i lalo constituency has five candidates including one female.

Most will run for the ruling HRPP party with one running for the Samoa Democratic United party or SDUP.

Fa'asalele'aga number four has four candidates in which three will run for the HRPP and one for the Samoa party.

The parliamentary seat for Fa'asalele'aga number four became vacant when its former HRPP MP, and Minister of Broadcasting and Telecommunications, Mulitalo Siafausa Vui, was found guilty of bribery.