Lesotho PM wins election with narrow majority

MASERU - Lesotho’s Prime Minister Thomas Thabane has won a parliamentary election with a narrow majority that prevents him from governing alone, results published showed.

Thabane’s All Basotho Convention (ABC) took the most votes in half of the 80 constituencies in last Saturday’s poll.

The main opposition Democratic Congress (DC) won 37 constituencies. Two parties belonging to Thabane’s coalition government, the Lesotho Congress for Democracy (LCD) and the Basotho National Party (BNP) took two and one constituency respectively.

The elections were aimed at restoring stability after the army was accused of a coup attempt on August 30.

Comments (6)

You are crazy this is stale news the guy lost! No one wants anything to do with him. Im in Lesotho right now you guys are smoking s$%t!

Phaphamani - 5 March 2015

did the security sector reforms which were imlemented yield anything in so far as electoral democracy is concerned?? i mean in Lesotho. i understand it was one of the top agenda on preconditions for a fair ground.

XHUXHA - 6 March 2015

so guys whats the situation on the ground

peter - 6 March 2015

the sadc chair is now robert and from what robert does in zim elections i dont forsee any improvement in the situation in lesotho. because in zim democracy is conducted according to mugabe's definition not the international definition

frank - 6 March 2015

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