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Government

Lesotho, English

1. There shall be a Cabinet of Ministers, consisting of the Prime Minister and the other Ministers.
2. The functions of the Cabinet shall be to advise the King in the government of Lesotho, and the Cabinet shall be collectively responsible to the two Houses of Parliament for any advice given to the King by or under the general authority of the Cabinet and for all things done by or under the authority of any Minister in the execution of his office.
... (Sec. 88)

Legislature

Lesotho, English

The National Assembly shall consist of eighty members elected in accordance with the provisions of this Constitution. (Sec. 56)

Legislature

Lesotho, English

1. Subject to the provisions of section 59 of this Constitution, a person shall be qualified to be nominated as a Senator by the King acting in accordance with the advice of the Council of State or designated by a Principal Chief as a Senator in his place if, and shall not be so qualified unless, at the date of his nomination or designation, he—
a. is a citizen of Lesotho; and
b. is able to speak and, unless incapacitated by blindness or other physical cause, to read and write either the Sesotho or English languages well enough to take an active part in the proceedings of the Senate.
2. Subject to the provisions of section 59 of this Constitution, a person shall be qualified to be elected as a member of the National Assembly if, and shall not be so qualified unless, at the date of his nomination for election, he—
a. is a citizen of Lesotho; and
b. is registered in some constituency as an elector in elections to the National Assembly and is not disqualified from voting in such elections; and
c. is able to speak and, unless incapacitated by blindness or other physical cause, to read and write either the Sesotho or English language well enough to take an active part in the proceedings of the National Assembly. (Sec. 58)

Electoral Bodies

Lesotho, English

1. There shall be a Chief Electoral Officer whose office shall be an office in the public service.
2. The functions of the Chief Electoral Officer shall be—
a. to register as electors the citizens of Lesotho who qualify to be registered as such;
b. to compile a general register of electors and constituency registers of electors for the several constituencies and to maintain such register or registers up to date;
c. to conduct elections of members of the National Assembly; and
d. to perform such other functions as may be conferred on him by or under any other law.
… (Sec. 68)

Government

Lesotho, English

The executive authority of Lesotho is vested in the King and, subject to the provisions of this Constitution, shall be exercised by him through officers or authorities of the Government of Lesotho. (Sec. 86)

Political Rights and Association

Lesotho, English

1. Whereas every person in Lesotho is entitled, whatever his race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status to fundamental human rights and freedoms, that is to say, to each and all of the following—

(l) freedom of association;

(p) the right to participate in government,
… (Sec. 4)

Political Rights and Association

Lesotho, English

1. Every person shall be entitled to, and (except with his own consent) shall not be hindered in his enjoyment of freedom to associate freely with other persons for ideological, religious, political, economic, labour, social, cultural, recreational and similar purposes.
… (Sec. 16)

Political Rights and Association

Lesotho, English

1. Every citizen of Lesotho shall enjoy the right—
a. to take part in the conduct of public affairs, directly or through freely chosen representatives;
b. to vote or to stand for election at periodic elections under this Constitution under a system of universal and equal suffrage and secret ballot;
… (Sec. 20)

Political Rights and Association

Lesotho, English


2. In particular, the State shall take appropriate measures in order to promote equality of opportunity for the disadvantaged groups in the society to enable them to participate fully in all spheres of public life. (Sec. 26)

Political Rights and Association

Lesotho, English

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2. Subject to the provisions of subsections (3) and (4), every person who—
a. is a citizen of Lesotho; and
b. has attained the age of twenty-one years; and
c. possesses such qualifications as to residence as may be prescribed by Parliament, shall be qualified to be registered as an elector in elections to the National Assembly under a law in that behalf; and no other person may be so registered.
… (Sec. 57)