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Vol 61 No 5

Published 5th March 2020


Democratic, for a dynast

Winning the election was the easy bit for Faure Gnassingbé. Securing international acceptance is quite a different matter

Outright victory in the first round of the presidential election came for the incumbent President Faure Gnassingbé with 72% of the vote on an impressive 76% turnout. The President has high hopes of legitimising and extending his 15-year presidency. He opted not to seek foreign funding for the organisation of the polls, gambling it would help him avoid foreign censure.

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