Lesotho Prime Minister concedes election defeat


Lesotho Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili conceded defeat in a parliamentary election to Thomas Thabane, government said easing concerns of political instability in the mountain kingdom.

“His Majesty King Letsie III accepted the resignation of The Right Honourable the Prime Minister, Dr. Pakalitha Mosisili,” a government statement said.

Mosisili will remain in his position until Thabane is sworn in, the statement said.

Thabane’s All Basotho Convention won 48 parliamentary seats, compared with 30 won by Mosisili’s Democratic Congress, results released earlier in the week showed.