Togo’s ruling party announces victory

The ruling RPT announces what it calls “provisional election results” declaring victory for its candidate, Faure Gnassingbé, a son of Gnassingbé Eyadema, who ran Togo for 38 years.

The candidate of Togo’s ruling RPT party and son of the former leader has provisionally won Sunday’s presidential election, an election official says.

Faure Gnassingbe got 60% of the vote, said the election commission head.
BBC NEWS – Ruling party ‘wins’ Togo election

As the RPT is in complete control of the election process and has a history of manipulating elections, I doubt that the opposition is going to accept this “victory.” It is now up to the RPT to reach out to the opposition in order to prevent trouble in Togo.

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