Mon. Jul 22nd, 2024

Results from Friday’s parliamentary election in Lesotho have seen a recently founded party led by a millionaire diamond magnate winning the highest number of seats.

However Sam Matekane’s Revolution for Prosperity party won 56 seats, just short of securing the majority needed to end a long-running political gridlock.

The All Basotho Convention party, which led the outgoing government, lost a lot of support and only won eight of the country’s 120 seats.

Over the last decade, numerous coalition governments have been undermined by infighting and no prime minister has served out a full five-year term.

Mr Matekane, who only formed the party six months ago, will now have to secure the support of smaller parties to form a government.

By Joy

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