A multi-party Interim Political Authority (IPA) established last week to prepare the mountain kingdom of Lesotho for fresh elections held its first formal meeting this week in what was described as a “friendly” atmosphere, the South African Press Association reported on Tuesday.
The IPA was established after a South African-led military intervention in Lesotho earlier this year under the auspices of the Southern African Development Community (SADC). The IPA membership is made up of members of more than a dozen political parties. The meeting on Monday and Tuesday was aimed at agreeing procedures to be adopted in running government affairs, the agency said.
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