Lesotho’s new political parties have held their final rallies in Maseru ahead of the June 3 parliamentary elections after the fall of the coalition a few weeks ago led by Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili.
The party, the Alliance of Democrats and the Movement for Economic Change were both formed in January.
The former Prime Minister Thomas Thabane, who is also a candidate, said he is sure of a victory.
When the Parliament closed, I no longer had a seat because the police, under the orders of the current Prime Minister, forced me to the éxil.
“When the Parliament closed, I no longer had a seat because the police, under the orders of the current Prime Minister, forced me to the éxil. We are going to overthrow his government in a few days, winning the elections,” he added.
A political crisis had risen after a coup in June 2014 which led to elections in February 2015.
The country is experiencing a deep political crisis.
Meanwhile, the Movement for Economic Change was set up after some leaders split from Deputy Prime Minister Mothetjoa Metsing’s Lesotho Congress for Democracy. Its leader, Selibe Mochoboroane, 39, is the youngest among the main party leaders.
His track record, first as Minister of Energy where he led rural electrification and then as Minister of Small Business has earned him a reputation of a “man of action.”
The biggest parties, the Democratic Congress and the All Basotho Convention held their final rallies on