Togo: President Faure Gnassingbé can stay until 2025

Faure Gnassingbé, President of Togo.

The Togolese deputies voted Wednesday, May 8, a constitutional revision providing for the limitation of the number of presidential terms. The law allows the current president, Faure Gnassingbé, to run for the next two elections, in 2020 and 2025. The new law also establishes a first-past-the-post system in two rounds (against one today) for the election of the president. of the Republic.

The constitutional reform was approved in a secret ballot by the 90 deputies present (out of 91), two thirds of whom belong to the ruling party, the main opposition coalition boycotting the December elections.

In Togo, a draft constitutional revision is adopted if it is voted by a four-fifths majority, ie 73 deputies.

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