Newly elected Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili greets masses during the ceremony. 17/03/2015, Image by: Elmond Jiyane, DoC
Newly elected Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili greets masses during the ceremony. 17/03/2015, Image by: Elmond Jiyane, DoC

Lesotho’s newly-elected Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili was inaugurated on Tuesday with a call for unity in the kingdom.

Newly elected Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili greets masses during the ceremony. 17/03/2015,  Image by: Elmond Jiyane, DoC
Newly elected Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili greets masses during the ceremony. 17/03/2015,
Image by: Elmond Jiyane, DoC

Thousands of people gathered inside the National Stadium in the capital of Maseru for the inauguration of Mosisili, who emerged as the leader of the winning coalition in the recent elections.
Witnessing the inauguration were King Letsie III and several heads of state and governments of the Southern African Development Community.
Lesotho held parliamentary elections on February 28 and the opposition parties emerged as winner in the elections.
The elections were held two years ahead of schedule under a political deal brokered by the SADC to end a political impasse. In June last year, then prime minister Thomas Thabane suspended the Parliament to avoid a vote of no confidence pushed by his coalition government partners.
During the ceremony, Mosisili thanked the nation for holding peaceful elections, saying “the voice of people was heard”.
After the elections, the Democratic Congress, led by Mosisili, and the Lesotho Congress for Democracy, led by former Deputy Prime Minister Mothetjoa Metsing, formed a coalition government with several other opposition parties.
Mosisili previously had served as Lesotho’s prime minister from May 1998 to June 2012. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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