List of heads of government of Lesotho

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Prime Minister of the
Kingdom of Lesotho
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Pakalitha Mosisili with Obamas cropped.jpg
Incumbent
Pakalitha Mosisili

since 17 March 2015
Appointer Letsie III,
as King of Lesotho
Inaugural holder Sekhonyana Nehemia Maseribane
Formation 6 May 1965
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This is a list of heads of government 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, two persons, Ntsu Mokhehle and Pakalitha Mosisili, have served on two non-consecutive occasions.

Heads of Government of Lesotho (1965–present)[edit]

Colour key
(for political parties)
Status
  Denotes Acting Prime Minister
  Denotes Chairman of the Military Council
Prime Minister Term of office Political party
Portrait Name
(Born–Died)
Took office Left office Duration
1 No image.png Sekhonyana Nehemia Maseribane
(1918–1986)
6 May 1965 7 July 1965 62 days Basotho National Party
2 Minister-president Jonathan van Lesotho (1970).jpg Leabua Jonathan
(1914–1987)
7 July 1965 20 January 1986[1] 20 years, 197 days Basotho National Party
No image.png Justin Metsing Lekhanya
(b. 1938)
24 January 1986 2 May 1991[1] 5 years, 98 days Military
No image.png Elias Phisoana Ramaema
(b. 1933)
2 May 1991 2 April 1993 1 years, 335 days Military
3 No image.png Ntsu Mokhehle
(1918–1999)
2 April 1993 17 August 1994 1 years, 137 days Basutoland Congress Party
No image.png Hae Phoofolo
(b. 1946?)
17 August 1994 14 September 1994 28 days Independent
No image.png Ntsu Mokhehle
(1918–1999)
14 September 1994 29 May 1998 3 years, 257 days Basutoland Congress Party
(until 1997)
Lesotho Congress for Democracy
(from 1997)
(3)
Pakalitha Mosisili with Obamas cropped.jpg Pakalitha Mosisili
(b. 1945)
29 May 1998 8 June 2012 14 years, 10 days Lesotho Congress for Democracy
(until 2011)
Democratic Congress
(from 2011)
4
5 Tom Thabane.jpg Tom Thabane
(b. 1939)
8 June 2012 17 March 2015 2 years, 282 days All Basotho Convention
(4) Pakalitha Mosisili with Obamas cropped.jpg Pakalitha Mosisili
(b. 1945)
17 March 2015 Incumbent 49 days Democratic Congress

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Deposed in a coup d'état

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