Lesotho’s Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili’s Democratic Congress (DC) party, Deputy Prime Minister Mothetjoa Metsing’s Lesotho Congress for Democracy (LCD) and other coalition parties have entered into a pact to vote for one another.
This as the announcement of candidates for 80 constituencies for the 3rd of June snap election gets underway on Wednesday.
The three main partners in the governing coalition say they will jointly field one candidate per constituency for all their supporters to vote together.
Lesotho uses a mixed member proportional system.
Spokesperson for Democratic Congress party Serialong Qoo says, “We sat together as the Executive Committee from DC, LCD, and other parties that are involved in the government. We separated in 2015, that is why we have the coalition government. So, we took the results for 2015 sat together and said if we can divide the constituency accordingly – we are going to win the election.”
– By Nthakoane Ngatane