The office of the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Lesotho has announced that His Majesty King Letsie III has declared June 03, 2017 as date for the holding of National Assembly Elections. This follows an earlier announcement by the Deputy Prime Minister that His Majesty had accepted the advice of the Prime Minister to dissolve the Nineth Parliament of the Kingdom of Lesotho.
On March 1st 2017, the 9th National Assembly of the Kingdom of Lesotho had passed a Motion of No Confidence in the Government of Lesotho led by the Right Honourable the Prime Minister Dr Pakalitha Mosisili. The Prime Minister had then taken an option provided by the Constitution of Lesotho to advise His Majesty the King to dissolve Parliament and call a snap election.
The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) of Lesotho has since announced that it will require about €17,730,000 to run the elections. The closing date for registration of new electors and other changes to the electoral status has been given as March 19th, 2017.