President’s party wins election


Togo’s state broadcaster has announced that the ruling Union for the Republic (Union pour la République) of President Faure Gnassingbé has won the general election which took place last Thursday 25th July. The Union for the Republic took 62 of the 91 seats in the National Assembly.

The opposition Save Togo Collective (Collectif Sauvons le Togo) took 19 seats and the Rainbow Alliance (Alliance Arc-en-ciel) took six seats. The Union of Forces for Change (Union des Forces du Changement) took three seats and one independent was elected.

The opposition has rejected the results and announced that they will protest if their concerns aren’t heard.

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