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Samoa is likely to get a peaceful transition of power to its first female Prime Minister.
That is the word in diplomatic circles, Professor Robert Patman told Global Insight today.
Despite a bitter and worrying post-election political wrangle in the Polynesian island nation, foreign affairs specialist Prof Patman said diplomats in Samoa believe back-room discussions will see the incumbent leader Tuila'epa Malielegaoi ceding control to Prime Minister-elect Fiame Mata'afa.