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Lesotho to hold general election June 3

MASERU (Reuters) - Lesotho's King Letsie III has set June 3 as the date for the general election, the prime minister said on Monday, a week after parliament was dissolved.

"The office of His Majesty has confirmed the date for General Elections as 03 June 2017 in Lesotho," Mosisili's office said in a statement.

(Reporting by Marafaele Mohloboli; Writing by TJ Strydom; Editing by James Macharia)