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Dalton Tagelagi New Premier

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In the first parliament sitting this morning, Hon Dalton Tagelagi was voted as the new Premier in a 13 – 7 secret ballot. He won against Hon O’love Jacobsen.

The voting for the speaker took more time because the first two secret ballots were tied at 10-10 each. On the last ballot, Hima Ikimotu Takelesi won by one vote, defeating the existing speaker Togiavalu Pihigia.

We will add more to this post later but congratulations to the Premier Dalton Tagelagi.

New Premier being sworn in. Standing next to him is the Speaker and the Assembly Rep Cherie Tafatu.

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