The 2016 general election was the first ever held in Samoa using a constitutionally mandated minimum guaranteed level of womenâ€™s representation. The â€˜safety netâ€™ gender quota meant that if fewer than five women were elected, additional women members of parliament (MPs) would be appointed to ensure there was a minimum of five. These additional members would be the highest-polling (by percentage) unsuccessful women candidates.
|Place of Publication||Canberra, Australia.|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|