3 Mar 2016

Liquor ban for Samoa's election

5:11 pm on 3 March 2016

Samoa's general election will come with a temporary liquor ban to ensure the smooth running of polling on Friday.

Returning officer heading for polling booth

Returning officer heading for polling booth Photo: RNZI Autagavaia Tipi Autagavaia

The ban will be from midnight tonight until 6 o'clock on Saturday morning.

Originally, the ban was to begin last night, but the hotel association, restaurants and bars urged for it to be changed to tonight, saying tourism would be affected.

A temporary liquor ban has been imposed for every general election in Samoa.

alcohol sales

Photo: Photo NZ

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