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Vol 51 No 4

Published 19th February 2010


Togo

Dynastic dynamics

President Faure Gnassingbé is set for an easy victory against a divided opposition in the 4 March national elections: the main opposition parties plan to boycott the vote (AC Vol 50 No 9). This follows their complaints that the electoral register has been inflated in favour of the Rassemblement du Peuple Togolais (RPT), which has dominated politics since 1969. The Commission Electorale Nationale Indépendante (CENI) made matters worse by barring two top opposition leaders – Gilchrist Olympio (for medical reasons) and Franco-Togolese politician Kofi Yamgnane – from standing for president.

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