Samoa PM refuses to concede election loss

Fiame Naomi Mataafa was set to become Samoa's first female prime minister after the country's top court upheld the election result against a challenge supported by incumbent Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi.

Samoa's April election gave Fiame's opposition party a one-seat parliamentary majority. But a series of twists and turns has culminated in a power struggle between the courts and the head of state in the Pacific nation, a supporter of China in recent years.

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