Elections Monitoring and Observation- Lesotho February 2015

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Elections Monitoring and Observation- Lesotho February 2015

In its quest to promote peaceful, free, fair and credible elections in the region IMBISA deployed a team of 8 observers consisting of Bishops and lay people and the team was in Lesotho from the 21st of February to the 2nd of March. In order to promote sustainable peace in Lesotho IMBISA undertook a research on the underlying causes of the conflict and critical assessment of the prevailing political environment in order to come up with sustainable solutions and recommendations as elections alone cannot be the panacea to the mountain Kingdoms’ political woes. IMBISA produced a political environment and situation critical assessment, research and recommendations report and published a research report document. While in Lesotho IMBISA managed to engage some of the main stakeholders including SADC electoral board, Independent Electoral Commission of Lesotho, UN, Lesotho Christian Council, Police Commissioner and representatives of political parties to lobby for peaceful elections and acceptance of election results, elections were held peaceful but however they failed to provide an outright winner which later culminated in the formation of yet another coalition government which many described as an ingredient for another crisis. Soon after the election in partnership with CCJP Lesotho IMBISA gave a preliminary elections report with elections being described as peaceful, free and fair. The department produced and published an election monitoring and observation report.

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