n Conflict Trends - Uncertain progress in Lesotho

Volume 1999, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1561-9818


Lesotho's next election has been set for 8 April 2000. According to the official gameplan, this is good news. The strategy promoted by the diplomacy after the South African-led armed intervention in September 1998 had sought to defuse the country's acute political crisis via a compromise that, alongside the restoration to office of the ruling Lesotho Congress of Democracy (LCD), saw the creation in November of a 24-person Independent Political Authority (IPA).

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