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Togo: Gnassingbe wins third term as president

Togo: Gnassingbe wins third term as president
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There has been confirmation from Togo’s constitutional court that Faure Gnassingbe has won a third term in office.

He is said to have secured almost 59 percent of the vote in a recent election.

Gnassingbe’s victory extends the family’s rule of the West African nation to more than half a century.

He has been president since 2005, when his father died after 38 years in charge.

With the confirmation, Gnassingbe can be sworn in on Monday.

Opposition leader Jean-Pierre Fabre did not immediately comment. On Wednesday he rejected as fraudulent provisional results showing Gnassingbe won with more than 1.2 million votes, or 58.75 percent.

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