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Prime Minister Pakalitha Bethuel Mosisili of Lesotho addresses attendees during the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly at the U.N. headquarters in New York, October 1, 2015. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri


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," Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili's office said in a statement.

(Refiles to add prime minister's first name)

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