Togo postpones presidential elections

12/02/2010
Togo postpones presidential elections

Togo's presidential election set for February 28 has been delayed until March 4 following an opposition request, a presidential decree read out on state television announced on Thursday.



"The date for the presidential election is fixed for Thursday, March 4. Polling stations will be open from 07:00 to 17:00 throughout the country," the decree said.



The delay comes in response to a request from the opposition during talks in Burkina Faso with President Blaise Compaore who is mediating inter-Togolese dialogue.



"With the aim of permanently seeking consensus and maintaining a peaceful climate during the electoral process, the head of state (Faure Gnassingbe), in consultation with Compaore, decided during a cabinet meeting to delay the election," the decree said.



Campaigning, which had been due to start on February 13, will now start on February 16.

In power since 2005, Gnassingbe is running for another term of office backed by the ruling Togolese People's Rally (RPT).

Commentaires

Loading comments ...

Loading comments ...

IL NE FALLAIT PAS MANQUER

Les nouvelles tendances du tourisme mondial

Tourisme

Comme chaque année, le Togo sera présent au Salon IFTM Top Resa qui se déroule du 25 au 28 septembre à Paris.

Il est important de savoir d’où l’on vient

Diaspora

Diplômé de l’Ecole de diplomatie et de relations internationales de l’université Seton Hall,  Erick Agbleke vient de passer son été comme stagiaire à l’ambassade américaine à Lomé.

Aného : une nouvelle vie pour la ville tricentenaire ?

Culture

Dans une thèse de doctorat présentée récemment, un étudiant togolais propose d'injecter 700 millions dans la réhabilitation culturelle d'Aného.

Le Togo s'est débarrassé des CFC

Environnement

Le Togo est parvenu à se débarrasser presque totalement des CFC (chlorofluorocarbone), a annoncé André Johnson, le ministre de l’Environnement.