American Samoa has a bicameral Fono or Legislative Assembly. The House of Representatives has an elected Governor and a 21-seat House of Representatives that sits for two-year terms. Twenty of the members are elected and one, from Swains Island, is an appointed, nonvoting delegate. The 18-seat Senate comprises chiefs, selected by other chiefs under the aiga tradition, and has four-year terms.
American Samoa also elects one delegate to the United States House of Representatives.
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