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Western Samoa: suffrage to all citizens over 21 is granted

01/11/1990

The 1991 general election

Qtizen involvement in Western Samoa's political decision-making process began with the registration of all adults over 21 years of age for the plebsicite held on 29 October 1990. When the outcome of the plebiscite was positive, the government rushed through parliament a bill to amend the 1963 Electoral Act, allowing not only matai but everyone over 21 years of age to vote in the 1991 general election, the matai, however, remaining the only candidates eligible for election.

Universal Suffrage in Western Samoa: The 1991 General Elections

Universal Suffrage in Western Samoa: The 1991 General Elections. Asofou So'o.

Universal Suffrage in Western Samoa: The 1991 General Elections. Asofou So'o. (PDF)

Samoa. UN Women.

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Updated in 19/02/2021

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