Political parties in Samoa: The more the merrier

Tuimanu'a Togagae, 47, Mulinuu

It will be nice to have another political party in the Government. Because right now I don't know what is happening in the Parliament because there is no opposition. It will be nice to have a change in the Government. There is no use of a political party if they are in power and the country suffers. A political party should make a bright future for everyone in the country.

Tevaga Ausiaolemalo Lauvao Kalolo, 47, Puapua

There is nothing bad about too many political parties because in many Governments there should be an opposition. There should be a group to give advice about work that the Government does so it is really important to have an opposition. Why not unite all these other parties into one to become the opposition there should be only one.

Falasia Folu, 31, Lotopa

I think La'auli establishing his own political party is good and it is also good for the country. I think having too many political parties in our country is not a good thing. There should only be a few political parties in Samoa.

Catrina Pesamino, 41, Vailele

La'auli knows what is needed for the development of our country. I support his decision to establish his own political party. With all these political parties, this is not Samoa's foundation. It comes from what a person sees about the development of a country.

Pene Motu, 40, Faleasiu

I don't think it is good to have all these different political parties in next year's election. That means there is a lot of disagreement. Everyone should unite. Samoa is founded on God.

Gina Luaufui, 39, Vaivase-tai

I support the many political parties that have now registered for next year's election. Before there was only one party but now there are many, so that would be nice because people's opinions that are needed to help our country will be heard in Parliament. We should rely on God to give us a peaceful Government. Samoa is founded on God and everyone in our country should unite so that all these political parties that have been established will give us a peaceful future.

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