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Yearbook 2001

Samoa. In the March parliamentary elections, Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegao's party, Human Rights Protection Party, HRPP, lost some seats and remained at 23, while the opposition Samoan National Development Party, SNDP, gained 13 seats. According to Countryaah, the number of independent members nearly doubled to 13. When the newly elected parliament was assembled, Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi received support from 28 of the 49 members and sworn in for his second term.

2001 Samoa

A government spokesman warned in November that the harvesting of Samoa's forests is happening at a rate that threatens to wipe out the country's timber reserves within ten years. The government therefore plans, among other things, stricter rules against felling.

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