High Commission of Canada Congratulates Lesotho on Successful National Assembly Election

March 3rd 2015 - The High Commissioner of Canada to the Kingdom of Lesotho, Gaston Barban, today issued the following statement regarding the National Assembly election in Lesotho:

“Canada congratulates the people of Lesotho on exercising their democratic right to elect their national representatives.

“The people’s engagement in the electoral process demonstrates the country’s desire to build a stronger nation that values democracy, despite the period of political instability leading up to the elections.

“The Independent Electoral Commission of Lesotho is to be commended for its efforts in conducting a well-run election process.

“Canada encourages all people of Lesotho to work together for a peaceful and prosperous future.”

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