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Samoa PM-elect locked out of parliament amid 'bloodless coup' fears

Two landmark Supreme Court rulings so far fail to dislodge incumbent

HONG KONG -- Samoa was expected to wake up with its first female prime minister on Monday morning. Instead, the country awakened to what some are calling a "bloodless coup," after election winner Fiame Naomi Mata'afa and her party were locked out of parliament.

Fiame and her supporters have decided to conduct their own swearing-in ceremony outside parliament. But with the current prime minister refusing to relinquish power, it is unclear what will happen next.

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