Lesotho 2007

Lesotho 2007

Africa
Yearbook 2007 Lesotho. In the February parliamentary elections, ruling Lesotho conquered Congress for Democracy (LCD). According to CountryAAH, Maseru is the capital city of Lesotho. Of the 80 direct-elected seats, 61 were granted LCD, while the All Basotho Convention (ABC) received only 17 seats. ABC was formed in the autumn of 2006 by former Foreign Minister Tom Thabane after resignation from LCD. He got 17 other MPs with him, which led to the government remaining with the smallest possible majority and preferring to announce rapid new elections. Another 40 parliamentary seats were distributed according to a proportional system. A majority of these were awarded to the National Independent Party (NIP), which shortly before the election entered into an alliance with LCD against the party leader's will. The opposition strongly objected…
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