Samoa Elects First Female Prime Minister Fiame Naomi Mataafa.

Samoa is set to get its first female prime minister, marking the end of unprecedented political drama in the small Pacific island nation of 200,000 people.

The Supreme Court finally validated Fiame Naomi Mata'afa's shock April election win, ending weeks of political stalemate and calling off a re-run.

She unseated the world's second-longest serving prime minister - Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi - who has been ruling the country since 1998. Her election campaign brought a completely new dynamic to Samoan politics.

Observers have described the shakeup as Samoa's democracy coming of age.

Ms Mata'afa comes from royal lineage and is the daughter of the country's first Prime Minister Fiame Mataafa Faumuina Mulinuu and she was a Former Deputy Prime Minister.

Samoa gained independence in 1962 after nearly 50 years as a New Zealand Protectorate.

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