Lesotho: 1998 National Assembly election results

Updated July 2007

Election day 23 May 1998 (Independent Electoral Commission 1998, 11).

Voting was postponed to the 1 August 1998 in Moyeni Constituency due to the death of one of the candidates; the seat was won by the LCD (Independent Electoral Commission 1998, 11, 24).

Registered voters: 838 516 (Independent Electoral Commission 1998, 9).

Party Votes % Votes Seats % Seats
Lesotho Congress for Democracy (LCD) 355 049 60.7 78 98.73
Basotho National Party (BNP) 143 073 24.5 1 1.27
Basotho Congress Party (BCP) 61 793 10.5 0 0.00
Marema-Tlou Freedom Party (MFP) 7 460 1.3 0 0.00
Others 17 365 3.0 0 0.00
Total 584 740 100.0 79 100.00

Table source

Lodge et al 2002, 100.

References

INDEPENDENT ELECTORAL COMMISSION 1998 Report on the General Election: The National Assembly of the Kingdom of Lesotho 23 May 1998.

LODGE, T, KADIMA, D & POTTIE, D (eds) 2002 Compendium of Elections in Southern Africa, EISA.