Republic of Togo

République Togolaise

Note: According to results validated by the Constitutional Court despite objections from opposition parties, the governing Rally of the Togolese People (RPT) won 50 seats in the October 14, 2007, balloting for the National Assembly, followed by the Union of Forces of Change (UFC) with 27 seats and the Action Committee for Renewal (CAR) with 4 seats. President Faure Gnassingbé subsequently announced that the RPT would consider forming a coalition government with the UFC and CAR.

Political Status: Independent republic since 1960; personal military rule imposed in 1967; one-party state established November 29, 1969; Third Republic proclaimed on January 13, 1980, under constitution adopted in referendum of December 30, 1979; constitution suspended by a National Conference on July 16, 1991; multiparty constitution adopted ...

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