Political Parties in the Pacific Islands

  title={Political Parties in the Pacific Islands},
  author={R. Rich and Luke D Hambly and M. Morgan},
  • R. Rich, Luke D Hambly, M. Morgan
  • Published 2011
  • Political Science
  • When Sämoa gained independence in 1962, it was expected to adopt the Westminster model of parliamentary democracy. Framers of Sämoa’s Constitution had, therefore, always envisaged the formation of political parties in the nation, but it was 17 years after independence before this vision became a reality. The consensus politics that dominated the first two decades of independence were swiftly replaced by party politics after the establishment of the first post-independence political party… CONTINUE READING
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