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06.06.2017 Africa

Lesotho ex-PM to form coalition govt after poll win

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Africa Former Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane's (seen in 2013) All Basotho Convention (ABC) won 48 parliamentary seats and will form a coalition with three other parties to obtain the required 61-seat majority.  By POOL (Getty/AFP/File)
JUN 6, 2017 AFRICA
Former Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane's (seen in 2013) All Basotho Convention (ABC) won 48 parliamentary seats and will form a coalition with three other parties to obtain the required 61-seat majority. By POOL (Getty/AFP/File)

Maseru (Lesotho) (AFP) - 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 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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