National Assembly of Lesotho


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The National Assembly of Lesotho is the lower chamber of the country's bicameral Parliament.

The current National Assembly, formed following elections held on 17 February 2007, has a total of 120 members. 80 members are elected in single member constituencies using the simple majority (or First-past-the-post) system. The remaining 40 members are elected through proportional representation and national party-lists. Members serve five-year terms.

e • d Results of the 17 February 2007 National Assembly of Lesotho election results
Parties Seats +/-
Lesotho Congress for Democracy (LCD) 62 –15
National Independent Party (NIP) 21 +16
All Basotho Convention (ABC) 17 +17
Lesotho Workers' Party (LWP) 10 +9
Alliance of Congress Parties (ACP) 3 –8[1]
Basotho National Party (BNP) 3 –18
Basotho Democratic National Party (BDNP) 1 +1
Basotho Batho Democratic Party (BBDP) 1 +1
Popular Front for Democracy (PFD) 1 ±0
Marematlou Freedom Party (MFP) 1 ±0
Total 120

Ntlhoi Motsamai is the current Speaker of the National Assembly.

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Previous National Assembly election results

Political Party Election Year
1965 (1) 1970 (2) 1993 1998 2002
Basotho Congress Party (BCP) 25 36 65 - 03
Basotho National Party (BNP) 31 23 - 01 21
Basutoland African Congress (BAC) - - - - 03
Lesotho Congress for Democracy (LCD) - - - 79 77
Lesotho Peoples' Congress (LPC) - - - - 05
Lesotho Workers' Party (LWP) - - - - 01
Marematlou Freedom Party (MFP) 04 01 - - 01
National Independent Party (NIP) - - - - 05
National Progressive Party (NPP) - - - - 01
Popular Front for Democracy (PFD) - - - - 01
Vacant - - - - 02
Total 60 60 65 80 120

Notes

  1. In the pre-independence 1965 election, the Basotho National Party was known as the Basutoland National Party and the Basotho Congress Party was known as the Basutoland Congress Party.
  2. The results of the 1970 election were annulled soon after they were announced.

See also

References

  1. ^ Compared to the combined number of seats of its three constituent parties, the Basutoland Congress Party, the Basutoland African Congress and the Lesotho Peoples' Congress.

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