No, not in politics -- on September 7th, the country changed from driving on the right side of the road to the left. The reason for this was to align itself with New Zealand and Australia, which also makes it cheaper for Samoans to buy cars. No accidents were reported on the first day, but I can't imagine traffic being all that intense in such a place.
This is the first time that a country has changed sides in more than 30 years. The last country to change was Yemen, which went from the left to the right in 1977.
I remember reading in an unauthorised biography of Abba that said Agnetha (I think, the blonde one) first rose to prominence as Miss Right Side 1967. The entire country switched one night that year from driving on the left to the right i(n line with the rest of continental Europe), and a giant TV talent show was broadcast to keep people indoors, glued to their TVs, not causing carnage on the roads.
The book didn't mention if the ploy was successful.
Oh, I had the wrong one! It was Frdia the redhead! From wikipedia:
"On 3 September 1967, Frida won the Swedish national talent competition, "New Faces", arranged by record company EMI and held at Skansen, Stockholm. The song she chose to sing was "En Ledig Dag" ("A Day Off"). The first prize in this contest was a recording contract with EMI Sweden. Unbeknownst to Lyngstad, the winner of the contest was also expected to appear the same evening in the country's most popular TV show at that time, Hylands Hörna. This happened on the same day Sweden switched from driving on the left side of the road to the right side. Driving on that day was discouraged, so most of the nation was watching TV that night. Frida performed her winning song live. "