Lesotho elections free and fair

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Lesotho Prime Minister Tom Thabane casts his ballot at a polling station on the outskirts of Maseru to vote in a snap election, six months after an attempted coup plunged the small southern African nation into a political crisis. (Hlompho Letsielo, A
Lesotho Prime Minister Tom Thabane casts his ballot at a polling station on the outskirts of Maseru to vote in a snap election, six months after an attempted coup plunged the small southern African nation into a political crisis. (Hlompho Letsielo, A

Johannesburg - The elections in Lesotho were transparent and fair, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Electoral Observation Mission (SEOM) said on Monday.

The Independent Electoral Commission of Lesotho organised, conducted and delivered credible elections at a short notice, SEOM head Maite Nkoana-Mashabane said in a statement.

"Based on its observations, the SADC Electoral Observation Mission concludes that the 2015 National Assembly Elections in the Kingdom of Lesotho were peaceful, transparent, credible, free and fair, thus reflecting the will of the people of the Kingdom of Lesotho," the South African international relations minister said.

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