Inauguration of the New Prime Minister of Lesotho
The Right Honourable the Prime Minister Dr. Pakalitha Bethuel Mosisili
Following National Assembly Elections held on the 28th February 2015, the Right Honourable Dr. Pakalitha Bethuel Mosisili was on Tuesday 17th March, inaugurated as Lesotho’s new Prime Minister in an auspicious ceremony that was held in the Lesotho capital, Maseru. This followed a Coaltion agreement between his Political Party the Democratic Congress with six other parties to form a Government after no party had won an out-right majority in ninth Parliament of the Kingdom of Lesotho.
Video of the Inauguration of Lesotho's new Prime Minister
Dr. Mosisili was sworn in by the Chief Justice of Lesotho in the presence of King Letsie III and dignitaries from SADC member states, in particular the President of South Africa, His Excellency Mr. Jacob Zuma. The Out-going Prime Minister Dr. Motsoahae Thomas Thabane officially handed over the reigns of Government Power to his successor in this occassion.
In his inaugural speech, the Prime Minister alluted to the need for the Government to unite the people of Lesotho in a common goal of peace, stability, and development, and to prioritise national interest ahead of individual or party-political interests.
The Prime Minister is expected to announce the Cabinet of Ministers of His Majesty's Government in due course.
20 March 2015