SADC Facilitator Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, touring various voting stations in  Maseru, Lesotho for the elections. 28/02/2015. Ntswe Mokoena
SADC Facilitator Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, touring various voting stations in Maseru, Lesotho for the elections. 28/02/2015. Ntswe Mokoena

Lesotho PM wins snap election

By SAPA Time of article published Mar 4, 2015

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Johannesburg -

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

Thabane's All Basotho Convention (ABC) took the most votes in half of the 80 constituencies in 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.

Sapa-dpa

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