List of prime ministers of Lesotho

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Prime Minister of the
Kingdom of Lesotho
Coat of arms of Lesotho.svg
Tom Thabane.jpg
Incumbent
Tom Thabane

since 16 June 2017
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]
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This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
Lesotho

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.

A total of five 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 of Lesotho is Tom Thabane, since 16 June 2017.

Key[edit]

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

List of officeholders[edit]

No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Elected Term of office Political affiliation Monarch(s)
(Reign)
Took office Left office Time in office
1 No image.png Sekhonyana Nehemia Maseribane
(1918–1986)
1965 6 May 1965 7 July 1965 62 days Basotho National Party Moshoeshoe II van Lesotho.jpg
Moshoeshoe II
(1966–1990)
2 Minister-president Jonathan van Lesotho (1970).jpg Leabua Jonathan
(1914–1987)
1970
(annulled.)
1985
7 July 1965 20 January 1986
(deposed.)
20 years, 197 days Basotho National Party
No image.png Justin Metsing Lekhanya
(1938–)
24 January 1986 2 May 1991
(deposed.)
5 years, 98 days Military
Letsie III.jpg
Letsie III
(1990–1995)
No image.png Elias Phisoana Ramaema
(1933–2015)
2 May 1991 2 April 1993 1 year, 335 days Military
3 No image.png Ntsu Mokhehle
(1918–1999)
1993 2 April 1993 17 August 1994 1 year, 137 days Basutoland Congress Party
No image.png Hae Phoofolo
(1946?–)
17 August 1994 14 September 1994 28 days Independent
(3) No image.png Ntsu Mokhehle
(1918–1999)
14 September 1994 29 May 1998 3 years, 257 days Basutoland Congress Party
(until 1997.)
Moshoeshoe II van Lesotho.jpg
Moshoeshoe II
(1995–1996)
Letsie III.jpg
Letsie III
(1996–)
Lesotho Congress for Democracy
4 Pakalitha Mosisili with Obamas cropped.jpg 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.jpg Tom Thabane
(1939–)
2012 8 June 2012 17 March 2015 2 years, 282 days All Basotho Convention
(4) Pakalitha Mosisili with Obamas cropped.jpg Pakalitha Mosisili
(1945–)
2015 17 March 2015 16 June 2017 2 years, 91 days Democratic Congress
(5) Tom Thabane.jpg Tom Thabane
(1939–)
2017 16 June 2017 Incumbent 2 years, 285 days All Basotho Convention

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The highest and lowest paid African presidents - Business Daily". Business Daily.

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