New York

01 March 2015

Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on the Parliamentary Elections in Lesotho

The Secretary-General congratulates the people of the Kingdom of Lesotho on the peaceful conduct of the parliamentary elections on 28 February.

The Secretary-General commends the work of the Independent Electoral Commission of Lesotho in preparing for the elections, as well as the Southern African Development Community, which has led efforts to peacefully resolve political challenges in the country. The successful completion of this process will be an important step in Lesotho’s return to political normalcy.  

The Secretary-General reaffirms the readiness of the United Nations to continue to support efforts in Lesotho to consolidate democracy and advance justice and development for the benefit of all the people of the country.