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Basotho trust King Letsie III more than any other governance institution and even favour amending the constitution to give him a greater say on issues of national importance‚ according to an Afrobarometer survey. This comes at the time when Lesotho is preparing to undergo a multi-sectoral reform process. Under the constitutional reforms component‚ the issue of the King’s role will receive attention. Basotho are already debating whether the King’s role should remain as that of a ceremonial monarch without any influence or powers on issues of national importance or whether he should be vested with powers that will give him a more prominent role to play on important national issues‚ said Afrobarometer. Its key survey findings are: • More than two-thirds (69%) of Basotho say they trust the King‚ including 57% who trust him "a lot". This is more than they trust other governance institutions in Lesotho. • Three-quarters (75%) of Basotho say the constitution should be amended to allow the ...

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