- Greg Nicolson & Simon Allison
Lesotho’s emergency election was designed to drag the country out of its political crisis. However, with most results in, and despite a surge in popularity for embattled Prime Minister Thomas Thabane, no one has been handed a clear mandate. The new order, whatever its final composition, already looks as dangerously unstable as the old. By GREG NICOLSON and SIMON ALLISON in Maseru.