National Assembly

Lekhotleng La Sechaba
10th Parliament
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Type
Type
History
FoundedApril 1965
Leadership
Sephiri Motanyane
since 12 June 2017
Lebohang Ramohlanka
Structure
Seats120
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Political groups
Government (86)[1]
  ABC: 44 seats
  DC: 27 seats
  MEC: 7 seats
  BNP: 5 seats
  PFD: 3 seats

Opposition (34)
  LCD: 11 seats
  AD: 11 seats
  BAP: 9 seats
  RCL: 1 seat
  DPL: 1 seats
  BPP: 1 seats
Length of term
5 years
Elections
Mixed-member proportional representation
Last election
3 June 2017
Next election
2022
Meeting place
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Parliament Building, Maseru, Lesotho
Website
nationalassembly.parliament.ls

Coordinates: 29°19′22″S 27°29′33″E / 29.322739542481237°S 27.49252454519462°E / -29.322739542481237; 27.49252454519462

The National Assembly (Sotho: Lekhotleng La Sechaba) is the lower chamber of Lesotho's bicameral Parliament.[2]

Composition

The current National Assembly 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.

Sephiri Motanyane is the current Speaker of the National Assembly.

Latest election

Party Votes % Seats +/–
FPTP PR Total
All Basotho Convention[a] 235,729 40.52 47 1 48 +2
Democratic Congress 150,172 25.82 26 4 30 –17
Lesotho Congress for Democracy 52,052 8.95 1 10 11 –1
Alliance of Democrats 42,686 7.34 1 8 9 New
Movement for Economic Change 29,420 5.06 1 5 6 New
Basotho National Party 23,541 4.05 0 5 5 –2
Popular Front for Democracy 13,200 2.27 1 2 3 +1
National Independent Party 6,375 1.10 0 1 1 0
Reformed Congress of Lesotho 4,037 0.69 0 1 1 –1
Basutoland Congress Party 3,458 0.59 0 1 1 0
Democratic Party of Lesotho 2,801 0.48 0 1 1 New
Marematlou Freedom Party 2,761 0.47 0 1 1 0
Lesotho People's Congress 2,364 0.41 0 0 0 –1
Basotho Democratic National Party 1,818 0.31 0 0 0 0
Lesotho Workers' Party 1,711 0.29 0 0 0 0
Baena 1,393 0.24 0 0 0 0
Hamore Democratic Party 1,311 0.23 0 0 0 0
Lekhotla la Mekhoa le Meetlo 1,024 0.18 0 0 0 0
Majalefa Development Movement 1,024 0.18 0 0 0 New
True Reconciliation Unity 817 0.14 0 0 0 New
Basutoland African National Congress 684 0.12 0 0 0 0
Tsebe Social Democrats 402 0.07 0 0 0 0
Community Freedom Movement 322 0.06 0 0 0 0
Basotho Thabeng ea Sinai 279 0.05 0 0 0 New
Sankatana Social Democracy 246 0.04 0 0 0 New
All Democratic Cooperation 170 0.03 0 0 0 0
White Horse Party 139 0.02 0 0 0 0
African Unity Movement 78 0.01 0 0 0 0
IND PR 37 0.01 0 0 0
Independent 1,641 0.28 0 0 0 0
Vacant[a] 3 0 3
Invalid/blank votes 5,617
Total 581,692 100 80 40 120 0
Registered voters/turnout 1,253,540 46.85
Source: IEC
  1. ^ a b An additional three seats were won by ABC candidates, but the results in those constituencies was declared null, because candidates had died before the election.[3]
  1. ^ "Blow for anti-Majoro MPs". MENAFN. Retrieved 14 September 2021.
  2. ^ "National Assembly". Government of Lesotho. Archived from the original on 20 February 2015. Retrieved 5 March 2015.
  3. ^ Final elections tally announced Lesotho Times, 6 June 2017

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