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  #2712977 25-May-2021 19:43
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Batman: how can the governing party be at 41% and the losing party at 55%. maybe the election committee needs to go back to school to learn math ...

Clearly you don't understand Samoa's electoral system or you are referring to electorate boundaries. Lose one or a number of critical electorates in an FPP electorate only system (regardless of the number of voters in each) and you lose the election, that is how, and it happened. Changes to electorate boundaries have been contentious in Samoa.

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  #2713324 26-May-2021 16:39
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Samoa.

 

Natural consequence of First Past the Post.
It explains USA problems with gerrymander etc.
Older Geekzoners will have experienced this in action.

 

Unhappy with results of FPP elections, we went to MMP.
https://nzhistory.govt.nz/politics/fpp-to-mmp

 

Anyway the ruling party in Samoa for 20 or more years, they were happy to roll the dice as it was.
So they should accept this.

 

Problem when people think they have god given right to be leader for life, and such.

 

Perhaps there is a greater reason that the past ruling party does not want other eyes looking at the books ?
Well we know how funds provided for Rugby seemed to disappear, and create a crisis at every World Cup.
https://www.bbc.com/sport/rugby-union/41915435

 

Hopefully someone discovers a sense of duty and does the right thing.


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  #2714971 29-May-2021 10:03
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from watching world politics, rules don't apply to good dictators.





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  #2716273 31-May-2021 17:49
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Batman:

 

from watching world politics, rules don't apply to good dictators.

 

 

The Good Dictator

 

Thats a catchy title, maybe NZ Opera could create an opera around that rather than nasty, scammer, noisy tourists. 

 

10 DICTATORS WHO WERE SURPRISINGLY GOOD
https://unbelievable-facts.com/2017/11/good-dictators.html

 

YMMV But seems to catch the mood of the moment.

 

In like Flynn !
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/michael-flynn-qanon-conference-myanmar-military-coup_n_60b424eee4b0ead2796a24a4

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″I wanna know why what happened in Myanmar can’t happen here?” an unidentified member of the audience asked Flynn, though he pronounced the nation as “Minnimar.”

 

“No reason,” Flynn responded to wild screams of approval. “It should happen.”
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  #2716346 31-May-2021 18:56
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ezbee: 10 DICTATORS WHO WERE SURPRISINGLY GOOD
https://unbelievable-facts.com/2017/11/good-dictators.html

Most of those on the list occured over 100 years ago and did not replace a functioning democracy or anul elections.

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GZT, Dictators, well my humor is perhaps a bit dry, mostly they are their own self evident tragic sick joke.
A dash of exasperation that many are so open to destruction of democratic structures these days.

 

Its not just the 'ex' Samoa Prime minister, but every one of the leaders in that party need to have a strong look at themselves.
What the heck are they doing standing behind this, do they expect to get a lovely bio on how they served their people ?
Where we you when your country most needed you. 

 

They might have an objection to a clause in the constitution to assure women at least 10% of seats.
Well the place to address that is in selecting more women candidates yourself for your party. 
Did you shoot yourselves in the foot in the first place a self inflicted loss ?

You can also work in opposition to move forward any reforms to the seat boundaries, and even propose proportional representation.
Build electoral support, and next election you can test your support.

 

Rotation of power, and threat that this can happen is actually a good in itself, those that love it to much for its own value, well....

 

Even China's CCP, 6.5% who have absolute power over China. 
Scarred by results of the final years of Mao, cultural revolution, gang of four etc, then set limited terms for future leaders. 
Well until now, sadly a return to the atrophy of leader for life.


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  #2716926 1-Jun-2021 21:27
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You clearly don't understand politics. Rules and ethics don't apply in politics. If it works, why not.




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I suppose you are going one up from that when you toss agreed rules and ethics in the garbage.
Then say you are appointed by God.

 

You are dragging God and Religion through the garbage as well. 

 

So the head of state who would not do his duty, and continues to abrogate his responsibilities says...
https://www.rnz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/443790/samoa-stalemate-head-of-state-calls-for-reconciliation

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In his speech to mark independence day on Tuesday, the O le Ao o le Malo said only God can provide a solution to the impasse.
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Well he is going to have to wait a long time for God to come down from on high and tell him to do his job as he should have originally.

 

Clearly wrong person for the job. 


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  #2749244 24-Jul-2021 17:29
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court has settled, not sure what happens next as incumbent refuses to concede

 

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/300365294/jacinda-ardern-congratulates-new-samoan-prime-minister-fiame-naomi-mataafa

 

 





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  #2750878 27-Jul-2021 17:26
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After going through every twist and turn known to pretzeldom, he FINALLY has (sort of) accepted reality. Trump could learn a thing or two from this denier.

 

 





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  #2751675 29-Jul-2021 10:12
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A big shout out to Samoa for the way they have handled their constitutional crisis. No violence, no assaults on the capitol, no pitched street battles between the two sides in spite of the utter intransigence of the loser, who has used every device imaginable to cling on to power and still insists that he is ordained by god to rule, though he has grudgingly accepted the reality that he has to make way for the winning party. 

 

 





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  #2759321 12-Aug-2021 19:58
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The one 'ordained by god to rule' never gives up. Now it is our fault he didn't get his way. He really is the Donald Trump of the South Pacific.

 

 





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