Lesotho prime minister's party wins vote

2012-05-29 15:28
Johannesburg - Complete results from Lesotho's parliamentary elections show the party of the long-time prime minister has won.

Results from all 80 races posted on Tuesday on the Independent Electoral Commission's website show Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili's Democratic Congress with 41 seats, the simple majority needed to form a government, though it may need to form a coalition to consolidate power. The All Basotho Convention, the main opposition, had 26 seats.

Shortly before Saturday's vote in this nation of two million, Mosisili broke away from the Lesotho Congress for Democracy, which had been riven by an internal power struggle.

The Lesotho Congress for Democracy had 12 seats while another opposition party had one according to the final results.

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