Theselle Maseribane leader of the Basotho National Party
Congress for Democracy (LCD) and the Basotho National Party
The armed forces, the special forces of Lesotho, have taken the headquarters of the police," sports minister and leader of the Basotho National Party
Thesele Maseribane said, describing a possible coup attempt in the small nation located in eastern South Africa.
Among the 18 political parties which contested Lesotho's 26 May 2012 National Assembly elections, the All Basotho Convention (ABC) led by Thomas Motsoahae Thabane, the Lesotho Congress for Democracy (LCD), by Mothetjoa Metsing and the Basotho National Party
(BNP) under Thesele 'Maseribane's leadership fortuitously, yet neither unconstitutionally nor surprisingly, won governmental power and thus jointly rule the country as aptly a triumvirate.
Political parties: Lesotho Congress for Democracy (LCD), All Basotho Congress (ABC), Basotho National Party (BNP), Lesotho Peoples Congress (LPC), National Independent Party (NIP), Basutoland African Congress (BAC), Basutoland Congress Party (BCP), Lesotho Workers Party (LWP), Popular Front for Democracy (PFD), Marematlou Freedom Party (MFP), Christian Democratic Party (CDP), Kopanang Basotho Party (KBP), National Progressive Party (NPP), New Lesotho's Freedom Party (NLFP), Sefate Democratic Union (SDU), Social Democratic Party (SDP), United Party (UP).
In January 1970 the ruling Basotho National Party (BNP) appeared set to lose the first post-independence general elections when Prime Minister Leabua Jonathan annulled the election.
The last general elections in 1970 was suspended after early returns indicated that the Basotho Congress Party, led by Mokhele, was going to defeat Chief Lebua Jonathan's ruling Basotho National Party
The officially sponsored merger of different trade union tendencies into the LCFTU in 1984 was the major indication of the concern of the Basotho National Party
(BNP) government of Leabua Jonathan to impose its control upon the country's internal working class.
Looking for me "The armed forces, the special forces of Lesotho, have taken the headquarters of the police," said sports minister and leader of the Basotho National Party
, Thesele Maseribane.
The military government seized power in a coup in 1986, ending over 15 years of illegitimate rule by the Basotho National Party
(BNP), which had refused to cede power to the winner of the 1970 elections, the Basotho Congress Party (BCP).
A few investors from Taiwan and Hong Kong had started manufacturing ventures in Lesotho in the first half of the 1980s but greater Chinese investment was not forthcoming especially after the ruling Basotho National Party
broke diplomatic ties with Taiwan in 1983 and established relations with the People's Republic of China the following year.