publication date: Tuesday, May 25, 2021 (part of Spring 2021)

category: Government

clue: She was all set to become her Pacific island nation's first female leader, until her predecessor literally locked her out of government.

explanation: Mata’afa arrived for her swearing-in ceremony as the prime minister of Samoa on May 24, 2021, only to find the building locked and occupied by the incumbent government in a coup. She was sworn in nearby in a tent. more…

difficulty: medium

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Denise Sawicki, Erik Bates, and Mike Eberhart


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