Faure Gnassingbé to be sworn in on May 3 for fourth term

Togolese Head of State Faure Gnassingbé will be sworn in on Sunday, May 3, 2020, the President of the Togolese Constitutional Court, Aboudou Assouma, announced.

Re-elected on February 22, 2020, he will officially begin his 4th term of office at the end of this ceremony, which will be done in the most sober way because of the coronavirus health crisis. Faure Gnassingbé, in power since 2005, was successively re-elected in 2010, 2015 and 2020. In the latest presidential election on 22 February, he was declared the winner with 70.78% of the vote.

His opponents, including the main Togolese opposition leaders Jean-Pierre Fabre and Agbéyomé Kodjo, received 4.35% and 18.37% respectively.

Agbéyomé Kodjo denounced fraud and even declared himself the winner of the poll, which brought him into trouble with the judiciary system. Civil society also denounced ballot box stuffing and results reversals.

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