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Saturday, June 3, 2017

2017 Lesotho general election Saturday June 03,2017

The 2017 Lesotho general election is scheduled to be held on Saturday June 03,2017 to elect 120 seats of the National Assembly - the Lower House of Parliament

The elections will be more than three years ahead of schedule due to a successful vote of no confidence against the incumbent Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili

The new opposition alliance defeated Mosisili in a vote of no confidence on 1 March 2017 and proposed Moleleki as the new Prime Minister

Mosisili, faced with the choice of stepping aside in favor of Moleleki or calling an early election, chose the latter. He advised King Letsie III to dissolve Parliament, and the King did so on 7 March, despite an opposition effort to obstruct the move. It was announced on 13 March that an early election would be held on 3 June 2017

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