Lesotho's Mosisili to lead opposition

2012-05-31 14:57
Johannesburg - The politician who led Lesotho for the last 14 years will now be leading the opposition, in a peaceful transition that shows democracy is progressing in the mountainous southern African country.

A day after Democratic Congress Party leader Pakalitha Mosisili resigned as prime minister, Lincoln Ralechate Mokose, the party's secretary general, said on Thursday, "our stand is to concede and work in parliament as opposition".

Mosisili's party secured 48 of parliament's 120 seats after elections on Saturday. While that was more than any other party, it was not enough to govern alone, and Mosisili was left with few allies, not least because some among his two million countrymen believe he had simply been in power too long for democracy's health.

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