Lesotho Prime Minister Moeketsi Majoro Resigns

1 year agoSun, 16 Oct 2022 14:32:53 GMT
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Lesotho Prime Minister Moeketsi Majoro Resigns

Lesotho Prime Minister Moeketsi Majoro has resigned after his political party All Basotho Convention (ABC) lost elections held on 07 October 2022.

A newly-formed political party Revolution for Prosperity (RFP), launched by Sam Matekane on 22 March 2022, won the heavily contested polls.

Majoro has handed over his resignation letter to King Letsie III. The King has accepted the letter and has requested Majoro to remain in office until the swearing-in of the new Prime Minister.

Matekane’s RFP has formed a coalition government with the Alliance of Democrats and the Movement for Economic Change after it didn’t get an outright majority in the recent polls.

The RFP won 56 out of 120 seats in parliament but needed the support of other parties to reach the 60 plus-one seats required to form a government.

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Matekane recently said they will be using personal cars and staying in their homes until things have gone back to normalcy.

Asked if they still insist on not using state cars or government residences, Matekane said:

Indeed, I still maintain I have not flip-flopped. We are aware that government follows protocols.

We will peruse the law, and seek council, but we maintain that things are done right.

We wish to use our family cars, and our own residences up until the matters of economy look stable.

The National Assembly is expected to reconvene for the swearing-in of the new parliamentarians who will appoint the Prime Minister, who will then be inaugurated after being presented to the King.

Unlike eSwatini, Lesotho is a constitutional monarchy and the king has no formal power. | SABC News



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