Seven political parties de-registered
Seven political parties have been removed from the electoral registry after the groups failed to pay for their registration fees before 31 January 2020.
The parties include the Samoa National Party, Samoa United People’s Party, Samoa mo Samoa Party, The Christian Party, Samoa Party, The People’s Party and Samoa Democratic United Party (S.D.U.P.).
The removal of the political parties leave only four parties who will be able to contest the 2021 General Election.
In a public notice from the Office of the Electoral Commissioner, it noted the political parties did not pay their annual registration of $1,000 tala.
The political parties that have paid their registration include the ruling Human Rights Protection Party, Tautua Samoa Party, Samoa First Political Party and newcomer Samoa National Democratic Party (S.N.D.P.).