Polls indicate strong public support (75%) from the people of Lesotho for increasing the powers of the King in the face of widespread discontent with the way politicians are running the country. The same percentage wants a decrease in the influence of the security forces. The survey also indicated that 66% of the respondents feel the country should switch from a proportional representation to a majoritarian electoral system as voters have become frustrated with the unstable coalition governments that have run the country. The great faith that the people have shown in King Letsie III is a testament to His Majesty's conduct as monarch since he succeeded his late father King Moshoeshoe II in 1996. During his father's reign the monarchy had been severely weakened and come under assault from politicians and the military. King Moshoeshoe had been "suspended" as King by Prime Minister Chief Jonathan in 1970, restored a few years later, deposed and forced into exile in 1990 when Letsie III was enthroned temporarily in his place, and then restored in 1995 before dying a year later in a car accident when his son resumed the throne permanently. In the years since, King Letsie III has conducted himself impeccably as a constitutional monarch and a dignified representative of his nation, building the prestige of his country and his throne. His neighbors in Swaziland would do well to emulate his example.