Samoan MP gets local backing to remain in party

Laauli, centre, alongside members of the Gagaifomuga number 3 constituency. Picture: RNZ

People within Samoa’s territorial constituency of Gagaifomauga number 3 want their MP, Laauli Leuatea Schmidt, to remain a member of the ruling Human Rights Protection Party. This was the outcome of a meeting between Laauli and his constituency last week. A split occured between Laauli and the party after he voted against government-backed Constitutional amendments. […]

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