COAT OF ARMS
Government: Unitary Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy
Current King: King Letsie III
Population: 2.2 million (UN 2014)
Land Size: 30,355 sq km (11,720 sq miles)
Major Ethic Groups:
- Thu - Mar 9, 2017: Nation Not Ready for Elections, Says Former PM Thabane - AllAfrica News: Lesotho
[News24Wire] Lesotho's former prime minister Tom Thabane says the mountainous kingdom is not ready for elections, citing security concerns.
- Wed - Mar 8, 2017: King Dissolves Parliament, Elections Expected Soon - AllAfrica News: Lesotho
[News24Wire] Lesotho's King Letsie has dissolved the mountainous kingdom's parliament, paving way for an election within three months, BBC Live said on Tuesday.
- Thu - Mar 2, 2017: PM Mosisili Loses Vote of No-Confidence in Parliament - AllAfrica News: Lesotho
[Al Jazeera] Lesotho's prime minister has lost a no-confidence vote in parliament, deepening the political uncertainty in the mountain kingdom ahead of a snap election likely within three months.
- Wed - Mar 1, 2017: The Bureaucratisation of Politicians in Lesotho - AllAfrica News: Lesotho
[Daily Maverick] Politically tense times, and the gunshots that accompany them, are growing more routine in Lesotho as it faces snap elections that are likely to lead its second coalition government - like its first - to an early demise. By CHARLES FOGELMAN.