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Maseru - Opposition parties in Lesotho on Wednesday formed a coalition government after beating Prime Minister Thomas Thabane's party in snap elections aimed at bringing stability following a coup bid.

Former premier Pakalitha Mosisili's Democratic Congress party picked up the most number of seats but fell short of an outright majority and then teamed up with six smaller opposition groups to form a coalition government in the tiny southern African kingdom.

The parties "have joined forces to form a government that will serve Basotho," Mosisili told reporters, referring to Lesotho nationals.

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