Lesotho is holding parliamentary elections, with little sign that these will end years of political gridlock.
Fifty parties are contesting the Friday poll in the kingdom, which is landlocked inside South Africa.
Divisions and defections within the governing ABC party have left it vulnerable to opposition rivals, particularly the Democratic Congress.
Last month Lesotho’s highest court overturned a state of emergency imposed in August after members of parliament failed to pass a raft of constitutional reforms.
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