List of prime ministers of Lesotho

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This is a list of Prime Ministers of Lesotho since the formation of the post of Prime Minister of Lesotho in 1965, to the present day.

Prime Minister of the
Kingdom of Lesotho
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Incumbent
Moeketsi Majoro

since 20 May 2020
StyleThe Right Honorable
ResidenceState House, Maseru
AppointerLetsie III,
as King of Lesotho
Term length5 years
Inaugural holderSekhonyana Nehemia Maseribane
Formation6 May 1965
DeputyMonyane Moleleki
Salary36,650 USD annually[1]

A total of six people have served as Prime Minister of Lesotho (not counting one Acting Prime Ministers and two Chairmen of the Military Council). Additionally, three persons, Ntsu Mokhehle, Pakalitha Mosisili and Tom Thabane, have served on two non-consecutive occasions.

The current Prime Minister is Moeketsi Majoro, who was sworn in on 20 May 2020 after the resignation of Tom Thabane.[2]

KeyEdit

Political parties
Other factions
Status
  •   Chairman of the Military Council
  •   Acting Prime Minister

List of officeholdersEdit

No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Elected Took office Left office Time in office Political party Monarch(s)
(Reign)
1   Sekhonyana Nehemia Maseribane
(1918–1986)
1965 6 May 1965 7 July 1965 62 days Basotho National Party  
Moshoeshoe II
(1966–1990)
2   Leabua Jonathan
(1914–1987)
1970
(annulled.)
1985
7 July 1965 20 January 1986
(deposed.)
20 years, 197 days Basotho National Party
  Justin Metsing Lekhanya
(1938–)
24 January 1986 2 May 1991
(deposed.)
5 years, 98 days Military
 
Letsie III
(1990–1995)
  Elias Phisoana Ramaema
(1933–2015)
2 May 1991 2 April 1993 1 year, 335 days Military
3   Ntsu Mokhehle
(1918–1999)
1993 2 April 1993 17 August 1994 1 year, 137 days Basutoland Congress Party
  Hae Phoofolo
(1947–)
17 August 1994 14 September 1994 28 days Independent
  Ntsu Mokhehle
(1918–1999)
14 September 1994 29 May 1998 3 years, 257 days Basutoland Congress Party
(until 1997.)
(3)  
Moshoeshoe II
(1995–1996)
 
Letsie III
(1996–)
Lesotho Congress for Democracy
4   Pakalitha Mosisili
(1945–)
1998
2002
2007
29 May 1998 8 June 2012 14 years, 10 days Lesotho Congress for Democracy
(until 2011.)
Democratic Congress
5   Tom Thabane
(1939–)
2012 8 June 2012 17 March 2015 2 years, 282 days All Basotho Convention
(4)   Pakalitha Mosisili
(1945–)
2015 17 March 2015 16 June 2017 2 years, 91 days Democratic Congress
(5)   Tom Thabane
(1939–)
2017 16 June 2017 19 May 2020 2 years, 339 days All Basotho Convention
6   Moeketsi Majoro
(1961–)
20 May 2020 Incumbent 9 days All Basotho Convention

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The highest and lowest paid African presidents - Business Daily". Business Daily.
  2. ^ "Moeketsi Majoro to be sworn in as Lesotho PM on Wednesday". EWN. 19 May 2020. Retrieved 19 May 2020.

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