Opposition protest in Lome

29/11/2009
Opposition protest in Lome

Several thousand opposition supporters protested in Lome on Saturday to call for the country's presidential elections next February to be held over two rounds.

Demonstrators from the Union for the Forces of Change (UFC) marched through the streets brandishing placards and banners with slogans such as "no two-round vote, no elections" and "two rounds or nothing.""The party in power has never accepted that the rules are clear. This allows it to implement its strategy of fraud, whose cornerstone is falsifying ballot papers," UFC secretary general Jean Pierre Fabre told the crowd.

"We will go on until the end," he warned.

Supporters from the second-largest opposition party, the Action committee for Renewal (CAR), also attended the rally.

Lawmakers voted in 2002 to change the Togolese constitution and introduce single-round presidential elections.

The UFC and the CAR threatened on November 17 to boycott the elections if there was no return to the old two-round system.

The presidential élection will take place on February 28, 2010

 

Commentaires

Loading comments ...

Loading comments ...

IL NE FALLAIT PAS MANQUER

Claude Le Roy n'est pas seul responsable

Sport

Le public togolais pose désormais la question ouvertement : faut-il se séparer de Claude Le Roy, le sélectionneur des Eperviers.

La réciprocité est enrichissante

Coopération

Victoire Tomégah-Dogbé a lancé lundi le volontariat de réciprocité à l'échelle ouest-africaine.

A livres ouverts

Culture

La Foire internationale du livre de Lomé (FI2L)  aura lieu du 10 au 13 novembre à Lomé sur le site de la Blue Zone de Cacavéli.

Rentrée des avocats

Justice

Le barreau de Lomé a effectué vendredi sa rentrée solennelle au Palais de justice de Lomé.