October 27, 2021

UN affirms commitment to support the Kingdom of Lesotho

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United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has congratulated the people of the Kingdom of Lesotho on the conclusion of a peaceful National Assembly election and reaffirms “the United Nations commitment to support the Kingdom.

Voting takes place in Maseru, Lesotho. Photo: UN Lesotho (file)

“He commends the work of the Independent Electoral Commission in organizing the election and the role played by the Southern African Development Community (SADC) in assisting the Kingdom of Lesotho to ensure a peaceful political environment,” said statement issued by his Spokesman Stéphane Dujarric.

Lesotho’s former Prime Minister Thomas Thabane’s ABC party won 48 of the 80 directly contested seats in the 120-strong parliament, the Independent Election Commission said.

Mr Mosisili’s Democratic Congress came second with 30 seats.

The ABC now needs to form a coalition in order to govern, according to BBC.

The UN Secretary-General highlights the importance of now focusing attention on the implementation of SADC decisions on further strengthening democratic governance and stability.



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