List of Prime Ministers of Lesotho

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Prime Minister of the
Kingdom of Lesotho
Coat of arms of Lesotho.svg
Tom Thabane.jpg
Incumbent
Tom Thabane

since 16 June 2017
Appointer Letsie III,
as King of Lesotho
Inaugural holder Sekhonyana Nehemia Maseribane
Formation 6 May 1965
Coat of arms of Lesotho.svg
This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
Lesotho

This is a list of Prime Ministers of Lesotho since the formation of the post of Prime Minister of Lesotho in 1965, to the present day.

A total of five people have served as Prime Minister of Lesotho (not counting one Acting Prime Ministers and two Chairmen of the Military Council). Additionally, three persons, Ntsu Mokhehle, Pakalitha Mosisili and Tom Thabane, have served on two non-consecutive occasions.

The current Prime Minister of Lesotho is Tom Thabane, since 16 June 2017.

Key[edit]

Political parties
Other factions
Status
  •   Chairman of the Military Council
  •   Acting Prime Minister

List[edit]

Prime Minister
(Birth–Death)
Portrait Tenure Election Political affiliation Monarch(s)
(Reign)
Took office Left office
1 Sekhonyana Nehemia Maseribane
(1918–1986)
No image.png 6 May 1965 7 July 1965 1965 Basotho National Party Moshoeshoe II van Lesotho.jpg
Moshoeshoe II
(1966–1990)
2 Leabua Jonathan
(1914–1987)
Minister-president Jonathan van Lesotho (1970).jpg 7 July 1965 20 January 1986
(deposed.)
1970
(annulled), 1985
Basotho National Party
Justin Metsing Lekhanya
(1938–)
No image.png 24 January 1986 2 May 1991
(deposed.)
Military
Letsie III.jpg
Letsie III
(1990–1995)
Elias Phisoana Ramaema
(1933–2015)
No image.png 2 May 1991 2 April 1993 Military
3 Ntsu Mokhehle
(1918–1999)
No image.png 2 April 1993 17 August 1994 1993 Basutoland Congress Party
Hae Phoofolo
(1946?–)
No image.png 17 August 1994 14 September 1994 Independent
(3) Ntsu Mokhehle
(1918–1999)
No image.png 14 September 1994 29 May 1998 Basutoland Congress Party
(until 1997.)
Moshoeshoe II van Lesotho.jpg
Moshoeshoe II
(1995–1996)
Letsie III.jpg
Letsie III
(1996–)
Lesotho Congress for Democracy
4 Pakalitha Mosisili
(1945–)
Pakalitha Mosisili with Obamas cropped.jpg 29 May 1998 8 June 2012 1998, 2002, 2007 Lesotho Congress for Democracy
(until 2011.)
Democratic Congress
5 Tom Thabane
(1939–)
Tom Thabane.jpg 8 June 2012 17 March 2015 2012 All Basotho Convention
(4) Pakalitha Mosisili
(1945–)
Pakalitha Mosisili with Obamas cropped.jpg 17 March 2015 16 June 2017 2015 Democratic Congress
(5) Tom Thabane
(1939–)
Tom Thabane.jpg 16 June 2017 Incumbent 2017 All Basotho Convention

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