1991 Lesotho coup d'état

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Location of Lesotho within the African Union.

A coup d'état took place in Lesotho on 30 April 1991, led by Colonel Elias Phisoana Ramaema.[1] It led to the resignation of Prime Minister General Justin Lekhanya, who held the office since the 1986 coup d'état.

Colonel Ramaena besieged the government and forced Prime Minister Lekhanya to resign. During Ramaena's two years in power, a new constitution restoring the powers of the Parliament was adopted. Multi-party general election was held on 27 March 1993, with the assistance of the Secretariat of the Commonwealth of Nations, at the request of the government.


  1. ^ "Tenue d'élections multipartites au Lesotho | Perspective Monde". perspective.usherbrooke.ca. Retrieved 2015-07-14.