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The Head of State, His Majesty King Letsie III has declared June 03, 2017 as date for the holding of the snap elections.

This is according to statement from the Office of the Prime Minister. The statement says the office informs the nation that His Majesty has declared June 03, 2017 as date to hold snap elections.

It says the declaration follows the legal notice No. 25 of 2017, clause 37 (I) of the National Assembly Electoral Act 2011, through the advice of the Council of State.

“Through this notice, His Majesty has instructed the Director of Elections to begin the necessary preparations that will lead to the successful holding of the snap general elections, which will be held based on the National Act 2011 guidelines,” it concluded.

The statement also says the public will be kept updated of the National Assembly Timetable once it is readily available.

It states that His Majesty and the Council of State met on Friday to decide of the date of the snap general elections three days after the dissolution of the ninth parliament.

The dissolution of the ninth parliament came as result of the advice by the Prime Minister Dr Pakalitha Mosisili following the passing of motion of no-confidence against him by the opposition members in the National Assembly early this month. 

This snap elections follow the February 2015 also snap elections that resulted to the formation of the seven political parties coalition government led by Prime Minister, Dr Mosisili.


Source: LENA 13/03/2017




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