Lesotho ex-PM to form coalition govt after poll win

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Lesotho's prime minister Tom Thabane. (File: AFP)
Lesotho's prime minister Tom Thabane. (File: AFP)

Maseru- Lesotho's former prime minister Thomas Thabane is poised to form a coalition government after his party won snap elections at the weekend and defeated the ruling alliance, official results released on Tuesday showed.

Thabane's All Basotho Convention (ABC) won 48 parliamentary seats and will form a coalition with three other parties to obtain the required 61-seat majority.

The ABC secretary general Samonyane Ntsekele said the party would join forces with the Alliance of Democrats (AD), Basotho National Party (BNP) and the Reformed Congress of Lesotho (RCL)to form the country's third coalition government.

"We will officially announce the formation of this coalition government within the next two days," Ntsekele said.

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