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Vol 44 No 11

Published 30th May 2003


Togo

Five-yearly farce

Togo's presidential election will be no better than the last two

President Gnassingbé Eyadéma will secure a third presidential term on 1 June but this time, hardly anyone is taking the process seriously. The European Union's decision not to send observers because the basic preconditions for a free and fair election have not been met is a clear signal that EU aid, suspended for over a decade, will not be resumed soon (AC Vol 44 No 9).

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