THREE CANDIDATES FOR AMERICAN SAMOA’S SEAT IN U.S. HOUSE

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PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (September 6, 2002 – Radio New Zealand International)---Election officials in American Samoa report that three candidates are seeking to represent the territory in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington beginning next January.

They are the incumbent, Eni Faleomavaega, Aumua Amata Coleman and Fagafaga Daniel Langkilde.

In the November election, another 45 candidates will seek seats in the territory’s 20-member Fono, or House of Representatives.

Two incumbents have chosen not to run again. One candidate is unopposed.

One Fono seat is held by a representative from Swains Island, which is a privately owned atoll near Tokelau.

For additional reports from Radio New Zealand International, go to PACIFIC ISLANDS REPORT News/Information Links: Radio/TV News/Radio New Zealand International. 

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