3 Oct 2008

New Samoan political party excludes public and media from launch meeting

10:16 am on 3 October 2008

A new Samoan political party has been formally launched behind closed doors.

More than a hundred registered members are reported to have attended the launch of the People's Party.

The party's steering committee chairman, Tole'afoa Solomona To'ailoa, says the launching was held without members of the public or the media invited, because several registered members wanted to remain anonymous.

The People's Party will hold its first annual general meeting in November to elect officers and a leader.

Its not known if the public or the media will be invited to that meeting.