The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) of Lesotho is still not sure of the exact date on which the local government elections will be held. It was earlier scheduled for September, but a new date is now being considered.
Meanwhile, main opposition political parties which earlier threatened to boycott elections, are now calling for a postponement saying they still have to register voters and many will be excluded if the proposed September date is honoured.
All Basotho Convention Leader, Tom Thabane explains: “They are using the old lists and many people, especially those who are young potential voters are not included there and they form the majority of our support.”
But, the IEC vehemently denied this. It believes people can still register. IEC spokesperson Tuoe Hantsi says: “We have extended the voter registration hours and people can register from now on. We have also extended the deadline until the 24th of next month. So it is not true that people cannot register.”
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