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Embassy Apia hosts Election Party - November 2012

Embassy Apia hosts Election Party

Chargé d’ Affaires Chad Berbert with his wife Anne and American students currently studying in Samoa during the embassy’s Election Event at its Vailima Residence

Chargé d’ Affaires Chad Berbert with his wife Anne and American students currently studying in Samoa during the embassy’s Election Event at its Vailima Residence

U.S Election Fever made it to Samoa on Wednesday night with Embassy Apia hosting a successful election event at its Vailima Residence. A highly distinguished turn-out of guests including the Head of State His Highness Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi, Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, Members of Parliament, U.S. citizens in Samoa and the Diplomatic Corp viewed a live streaming of election returns and discussed American politics throughout the night.  Apia’s Chargé d’ Affaires Chad Berbert gave opening remarks and reassured that regardless of who wins the elections the United States would continue to support Samoa. “And on foreign politics the candidates are both clear, they want to promote global peace and prosperity. What this means for Samoa is that regardless of who wins today’s election, the United States will continue to look to partner with Samoa to address the issues and challenges important to us.” When news came through that the American people had reelected President Barrack Obama for another four-term at the White House the crowd was generally very pleased. Samoa also has a democratic form of government with elections held every five years. Both the U.S. and Samoa will return to the polls in 2016.