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Yearbook 2015

Lesotho. According to COUNTRYAAH, new elections were held in February, two years earlier than planned, to try to resolve the political crisis that prevailed between Lesotho's leading politicians and the military. Pakalitha Mosisili, longtime prime minister, returned to government. His party Democratic Congress (DC) was the largest with 47 seats against 46 for outgoing Prime Minister Tom Thabane's Allbasothian Convention (ABC).

2015 Lesotho

Mosisili formed a sea party coalition that had 65 of the parliament's 120 seats. The government included Lesotho's Congress for Democracy (LCD), which previously collaborated with ABC.

Tensions returned to the day when former army chief Maaparankoe Mahao was shot dead in June. The regional cooperation organization SADC decided to investigate the incident. In 2014, Mahao replaced Tlali Kamoli, who Thabane blamed for an alleged coup attempt, which caused Thabane to flee to South Africa temporarily. Kamoli has been reinstated by the Mosisili government.

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