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…

intended difficulty: medium

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

Similar Goos

Nelson Mandela

Most politicians go from office to jail... Could there be a black president? Go »

Ronald Reagan

Eureka! I was going to say something about drafting salt, but I forgot... Go »

Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Frankly, this relative of a Clinton advisor should've gotten off his ass more often. Go »

Fred Norris

This former mayor of St. Charles is a center of cultural arts. Go »

Jesse Ventura

The body is now the head... of state. Go »

Bill Clinton

That commander-in-chief, he's a do-nothing draft dodger. Go »