Lesotho: ABC Faces New Power Dynamic After Thabane Ouster

A new power dynamic has emerged in the ruling All Basotho Convention (ABC) after Thomas Thabane quit as prime minister but opted to remain party leader.

That dynamic remains a potential source of conflict as three distinct factions may emerge to vie for control of the party, analysts warn.

The party has hitherto been ravaged by the factions controlled by Mr Thabane and his estranged deputy Nqosa Mahao. But new prime minister Moeketsi Majoro will inevitably be tempted to try and exert influence…

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