Elections in Lesotho

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Lesotho elects a legislature on national level. The Parliament has two chambers: the National Assembly with 120 members, elected for a five-year term, 80 in single-seat constituencies and 40 by proportional representation; and the Senate, with 33 nominated members.

Latest elections[edit]

e • d Results of the 26 May 2012 National Assembly of Lesotho elections
Party Votes % Seats +/–
Constituency PR Total
Democratic Congress (DC) 218,366 39.58 41 7 48 New
All Basotho Convention (ABC) 138,917 25.18 26 4 30 Increase13
Lesotho Congress for Democracy (LCD) 121,076 21.94 12 14 26 Decrease36
Basotho National Party (BNP) 23,788 4.31 0 5 5 Increase2
Popular Front for Democracy (PFD) 11,166 2.02 1 2 3 Increase2
National Independent Party (NIP) 6,880 1.25 0 2 2 Decrease19
Lesotho Peoples' Congress (LPC) 5,021 0.91 0 1 1 Steady
Basotho Democratic National Party (BDNP) 3,433 0.62 0 1 1 Steady
Marematlou Freedom Party (MFP) 3,300 0.60 0 1 1 Steady
Basotho Congress Party (BCP) 2,531 0.46 0 1 1 Steady
Basotho Batho Democratic Party (BBDP) 2,440 0.44 0 1 1 Steady
Lesotho Workers' Party (LWP) 2,408 0.44 0 1 1 Decrease9
All Democratic Corporation (ADC) 1,933 0.35 0 0 0 Steady
Lekhotla La Mekhoa le Moetlo (LMM) 1,691 0.31 0 0 0 Steady
Areka Covenant Front for Development (ACFD) 1,227 0.22 0 0 0 Steady
Sankatana Social Democratic Party (SSDP) 1,081 0.20 0 0 0 Steady
African Unity Movement (AUM) 714 0.13 0 0 0 Steady
White Horse Party (WHP) 252 0.05 0 0 0 Steady
Independents 5,502 1.00 0 0 0 Steady
Invalid/blank votes 12,725
Total 564,451 100.00 80 40 120
Registered voters/turnout 1,127,980 50.04
Source: Independent Electoral Commission, Independent Electoral Commission, African Elections Database

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