ZOG is doing coups all over the world.
No one has any idea what is going on in Samoa because no one cares, but apparently they’ve undergone some kind of revolution with a female woman declaring herself president in a tent.
A political crisis in the Pacific island of Samoa deepened on Monday after the country’s newly-elected prime minister was barred from entering parliament.
Fiame Naomi Mata’afa’s party claimed victory after the contested April 9 election, putting her on track to become Samoa’s first female prime minister — and ousting Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi who had ruled for 22 years.
However, Fiame has been locked out of parliament as of Monday, as her predecessor refused to accept defeat, raising fear of a coup.
Fiame had arrived at the parliament with judges in formal robes and horsehair wigs, for the swearing-in ceremony. They were barred from entering the parliamentary chambers, even as police forces were present.
She was later sworn in at a ceremony in a makeshift tent, as the incumbent still refused to step down. The ad hoc swearing-in is likely to face legal challenges.
Parliament in crisis
“We need brave Samoans right now… to uphold our election,” the prime minister-elect told her followers, who sang hymns and called for the election results to be honored. “There will be a time when we will meet again, inside that House. Let us leave it to the law.”
Samoan courts have confirmed Fiame’s narrow victory by one vote last month. The constitution requires parliament to convene within 45 days after an election result, Monday marking the last day for it.
Tuilaepa held a press conference, where he proclaimed his administration was still in charge. Details of his speech were shared by journalist Lagipoiva Cherelle Jackson.
Caretaker PM Tuilaepa and Leader of HRPP: "There is only one Government in Samoa, even if we are just custodian Government. We remain in this role and operate business and usual…
There is one Head of State, he has the power to Convene Parliament, and only him."
— Lagipoiva Cherelle Jackson (@lagipoiva) May 23, 2021
“They have desecrated the grounds of Parliament and have made a ruckus in our hallowed grounds, they are trying to use force to open the House of Parliament. That’s breaking and entering. We will need to address that and do something about it,” Tuilaepa said in his address.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said in an interview: “We support Samoa’s democracy and we would call on others to do the same. This is a big change for Samoa over what’s been occurring in the past 20 years in their elections. Our call would be to maintain and uphold the rule of law.”
Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne also pushed to let the democratic process play out, and said, “We have faith in Samoa’s institutions including the judiciary.”
The question is: why on earth do all of these leaders care about using some woman to take over the government of Samoa…?
Fiame’s victory was seen as a landmark in the politics of Samoa, which is largely conservative and Christian, and also has had very few female leaders.
During her election campaign, she staunchly criticized the ruling government. She also pledged to stop a Beijing-backed $100 million (€82 million) port development project. The country, with a population of almost 200,000 is already indebted to China.
Gotta stop those Christians, gotta stop those Chinese.
You gotta hit them with the core tools of democracy: internet censorship and vote-rigging.
I’m sure if someone wanted to, they could dig into the details of this situation and find a full story of the same exact kind of meddling we’ve seen all over the world playing out on this random primitive island in the middle of the ocean.