The Electoral Pledge

Country/entity
Lesotho
Region
Africa (excl MENA)
Agreement name
The Electoral Pledge
Date
11/12/2014
Agreement status
Multiparty signed/agreed
Agreement/conflict level
Intrastate/intrastate conflict (Lesotho Crisis (1998)
After Lesotho became independent in 1966, the Basotho National Party (BNP) established a one-party-system that lasted for almost three decades. After being beaten in elections in 1998, street protests against the new government were initialized; paving the way for a coup attempt by a faction of the national army. The conflict escalated when South African and Botswanan troops intervened in support of the elected government and although the revolt was effectively dampened by the end of the year, the political situation has remained fragile since.

Lesotho Crisis (1998) )
Stage
Framework/substantive - partial (Core issue)
Conflict nature
Government
Peace process
74: Lesotho process
Parties
the Government of Lesotho and the Interim Political Authority (IPA) including the following parties;
All Basotho Convention [Signed]
ACFD/BAENA [Not Signed]
Basotho Congress Party [Signed]
All Democratic Cooperation [Signed]
African Unity Movement [Signed]
Basotho Batho Democratic Party [Signed]

Basotho Democratic National Party [Signed]
Basotho National Party [Signed]
Basotho National African Congress [Signed]
Democratic Congress [Signed]
Lesotho Congress for Democracy [Signed]
Lekhotla la Meetlo [Not Signed]
Lesotho People's Congress [Signed]
Lesotho Workers Party [Signed]
Marematlou Freedom Party [Signed]
National Independent Party [Signed]
Progressive Democrats [Not Signed]
Popular Front for Democracy [Signed]
Sankatana Party [Not Signed]
Whitehorse Party [Not Signed]
Third parties
ENDORSED BY:
SADC Facilftator, Deputy President of South Africa, H. E. Cyril Ramaphosa [Signed]
SADC Mission to Lesotho (SOMILES) Head of Mission, Mr. Fannie Phakola [Signed]

Witnessed by:
College of Chiefs [Not signed]
Lesotho Council of NGOs [Signed]
Christian Council of Lesotho [Signed]
Description

Agreement document
LS_150200_Signed Electoral Pledge.pdf

Main category
Page 5, PART THREE
21. Undertake to repeatedly and publicly condemn violence, and to:
... 21.7 Abstain from discrimination on grounds of race, sex, ethnicity, class, gender or religion in the election campaign, and

Women, girls and gender

Participation
No specific mention.
Equality
Equality (general)
Page 5, PART THREE
21. Undertake to repeatedly and publicly condemn violence, and to:
... 21.7 Abstain from discrimination on grounds of race, sex, ethnicity, class, gender or religion in the election campaign, and
Particular groups of women
No specific mention.
International law
No specific mention.
New institutions
No specific mention.
Violence against women
No specific mention.
Transitional justice
No specific mention.
Institutional reform
No specific mention.
Development
No specific mention.
Implementation
No specific mention.
Other
No specific mention.

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