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Lesotho premier resigns; could lead opposition

The politician who led Lesotho for the last 14 years could soon be leading the opposition after his party failed to win a majority in parliament in weekend elections in this mountainous southern African country.A day after Pakalitha Mosisili resigned as prime minister, Lincoln Ralechate Mokose, the secretary general of his Democratic Congress Party, said in a telephone interview Thursday that his party was seeking partners for a governing coalition."We will either succeed or fail," he said. If the party fails, "our stand is to concede and work in parliament as opposition."The party secured 48 of parliament's 120 seats during elections Saturday, more than any other party but not enough to govern alone.Shortly before Saturday's election, Mosisili broke away from the Lesotho Congress for Democracy, which had been riven by an internal power struggle, and formed the Democratic Congress Party.Mosili's old party finished third in the election and is now trying to form a coalition government w...

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