All eyes on Tom Thabane to see who he chooses for coalition government

In Lesotho, former prime minister Thomas Thabane, has won the biggest number of votes in their elections but still has to find coalition partners with which to form a government.

JJ Cornish, EWN African correspondent says Thabane is likely to work with smaller parties. Thabane won 48 out of the 80 contested seats but there is 120 seats. Pakalitha Mosisili, prime minister won 16 only seats.

Thabane has his work cut out in dealing with poverty, unemployment and HIV.

JJ Cornish, EWN African correspondent

Thabane fled Lesotho in 2014 for South Africa for a period of 18 months during an attempted coup. Cornish says that Thabane returned to Lesotho under heavy South African police guard

I'm waiting to see if Mosisili will accept the results.

JJ Cornish, EWN African correspondent

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