Lesotho: Polity Style: 1966-2019

4 Oct 1966 Basutoland became an independent state under the name of Lesotho on a date (4 Oct 1966) prescribed by Section 1 of the Lesotho Independence Act, 1966, which was passed by the Parliament of the United Kingdom (House of Lords 20 Jul 1966, House of Commons 28 Jul 1966) and received Royal Assent 3 Aug 1966 [1][2]
4 Oct 1966 constituted as the Kingdom of Lesotho in accordance with the Constitution of 1966 as part of the Lesotho Independence Order 1966 (effective on a date prescribed by Section 1.2) [3]
4 Oct 1966 - 'Muso oa Lesotho = Kingdom of Lesotho

[1] Full title: An Act to make provision for, and in connection with, the establishment of Basutoland, under the name of Lesotho, as an independent kingdom within the Commonwealth.
[2] Basutoland Government Gazette, No. 3542, 9 Sep 1966, Supplement.
[3] Lesotho Government Gazette, No. 4, 4 Nov 1966, Supplement.
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