In 2014, he was involved in controversy over an alleged coup attempt against the prime minister that was eventually resolved over calls for an early election. liquid crystal display Secretary-General Mothetjoa Metsing then moved to lead the liquid crystal display. Tom Thabane leads another faction that broke away in 2006, the All Basotho Convention. The liquid crystal display"s Metsing said that he would not take part in a national unity government.
In like measure the American Broadcasting Company ruled out working with the liquid crystal display. Yet after the election, the two parties, along with the Basotho National Party, were part of a coalition government.
Attempted coup d"état
Following political tensions and the suspension of parliament over the controversial change of the head of the army from Lieutenant General Kennedy Tlali Kamoli to Lieutenant General Maaparankoe Mahao, an alleged attempted coup d"état forced Thabane to flee the country. He then returned under cover of South African and Namibian police, who guarded him around-the-clock.
Under the auspices of the SADC, mediation led by South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa resulted in a call for an early election. Lesotho"s King Letsie III set February 28, 2015, as the date for the election.
Thabane was backed by the national police, while his deputy Metsing was backed by the army, which refused to recognise the change in army leadership.