Lesotho looks to hold on to peace after early elections

March 5, 2015 8:00 PM

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MASERU (Reuters) - South African deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa said Lesotho should form a government promptly after weekend polls and push ahead with constitutional and security reform to avoid a recurrence of instability.

The polls had been brought forward by nearly two years in a bid to restore stability after an attempted coup by the army last August triggered fears of political violence. They failed to produce an outright winner, meaning the country will be ruled by a coalition some fear could prove unstable.

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