King Letsie III of Lesotho Disbands National Assembly

The Parliament of the kingdom of Lesotho has been disbanded by constitutional monarch, King Letsie III, following the vote of no confidence held. The vote which was held on 1 March didn’t favour Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili of the Democratic Congress (DC).

Elections are now planned to take place within the next three months in the country that is home to 1,9 million citizens and an economy reliant on suppling water and textiles to neighbouring countries.

Following the dissolution of the National Assembly, Deputy Prime Minister Mothetjoa Metsing confirmed on state-run Radio Lesotho that the election date would be announced in the next 4 days as reported on 7 March.

After the vote of no confidence against Mosisili who was elected in 2015, opposition parties compelled him to counsel the king into dissolving Parliament and follow with elections.

Mosisili headed a coalition of smaller parties having succeeded Tom Thabane of the All Basotho Congress (ABC) which of late, experienced conflict and the resignation of a number of ministers as his support base continued to decrease.

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