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SAMOA

The head of state appoints the prime minister (head of government) and, with the advice of the prime minister, the members of the Cabinet. Cabinet ministers hold office as long as they command the confidence of the Legislative Assembly.

The Parliament consists of the Legislative Assembly and the head of state. The Legislative Assembly has 49 members, of whom 47 are elected by universal adult suffrage on a territorial basis. Only matais can stand for these 47 seats in the Legislative Assembly. Two remaining two members are non-matais of foreign heritage who are elected by members registered on an Individual Voters Roll. All terms of office are 5 years.

The Supreme Court is the superior court of record and has full jurisdiction in civil, criminal, and constitutional matters. Its chief justice is appointed by the head of state on the recommendation of the prime minister.
CURRENT GOVERNMENT
Head of State Malietoa, Tanumafili II
Prime Minister Tuila'epa, Sailele Malielegaoi
Min. of Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries, & Meteorological Services Molio'o, Teofilo
Min. of Commerce, Trade, & Industry Tuila'epa, Sailele Malielegaoi
Min. of Education Fiame, Naomi Mata'afa
Min. of Finance Tuila'epa, Sailele Malielegaoi
Min. of Foreign Affairs Tuila'epa, Sailele Malielegaoi
Min. of Health Misa, Telefoni Retzlaff
Min. of Immigration Tofilau, Eti Alesana
Min. of Internal Affairs Tofilau, Eti Alesana
Min. of Justice Solia, Papu Vaai
Min. of Labor Polataivao, Fosi
Min. of Lands, Survey, & Environment Tuala, Sale Tagaloa Kerslake
Min. of Police & Prisons Tofilau, Eti Alesana
Min. of Public Service Tofilau, Eti Alesana
Min. of Public Works Luagalau, Levaula Kamu
Min. of Transportation & Civil Aviation Hans, Joachim Keil
Min. of Treasury, Inland Revenue, & Customs Tuila'epa, Sailele Malielegaoi
Min. of Women's Affairs Leniu, Tofaeono Avamagalo
Min. Without Portfolio Tofilau, Eti Alesana
Attorney General Heather, Brenda
Governor, Central Bank Scanlan, Papali'i Tommy
Ambassador to the US Slade, Tuiloma Neroni
Permanent Representative to the UN, New York Slade, Tuiloma Neroni