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Togo’s President Faure Gnassingbe Re-elected for Third Term

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Togo’s president, Faure Gnassingbe, has been re-elected for a third term.

Gnassingbe’s win extends his family’s 48-year hold on power, BBC reports. Provisional results are said to have shown that he gained 59% of votes cast, while his main rival, opposition candidate Jean-Pierre Fabre, had 35% of votes.

African Union and regional bloc ECOWAS election observers stated that the elections were free and fair.

According to reports, “Gnassingbe has ruled since the death of his father, Gnassingbe Eyadema, who took power in a coup in 1967. “

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6 Comments

  1. nwa nna

    April 29, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    More like imposed, gosh these African leaders are a bunch of worthless POS!

  2. Anon

    April 29, 2015 at 4:25 pm

    Like father like son.

  3. asgrl

    April 29, 2015 at 8:31 pm

    Why pretend with the farce of election? Just install yourself as a monarchy!

  4. Ada bekee

    April 29, 2015 at 9:02 pm

    Na so e dey take start. Very soon now, they will start looking for countries to deliver them from perpetual rulers. No be here I dey? Biko charaam n’uzo.

  5. ada nnewi

    May 1, 2015 at 2:32 am

    Togo is a hell hole! it just has a lovely shoreline…

  6. ATL's finest

    May 2, 2015 at 7:36 am

    Oh snap! For the third time??? This is like watching George W. Bush being elected for the 3rd time after his dad.. Hell nah.. I smell BS & Togo pls wise UP

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