Lesotho’s opposition parties say they have formed a coalition government after Sunday’s inconclusive election. The leader of the All Basotho Convention, Tom Thabane told the BBC that he had reached an agreement with the Lesotho Congress for Democracy and two smaller parties. “We are going to have a vast majority in parliament,” Mr Thabane said. Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili failed to win an absolute majority in the weekend parliamentary election.
Mr Mosisili took control of the country in fiercely contested elections in 1998. Then post-election wrangling led to clashes on the streets and brought about a military intervention by South Africa and Botswana to restore order. On Tuesday there were reports of some Basotho troops on the streets of the capital, Maseru, but the situation is reported to be calm.