Thursday, July 25, 2013

Togo elects a new Parliament

About 3.3 million registered Togolese voters will cast ballots today in 7,600 polling stations to select 91 parliamentarians out of about 1,174 contesting candidates from the ruling and opposition parties. This election has been delayed for eight months amid concerns by opposition parties that the poll won’t be transparent and fair and their demand for reforms in the functioning and the structure of the of the electoral commission which the they claim is dominated by persons from the ruling party. Polling stations opened at 7 a.m. GMT and will close at 4 p.m. Results are expected to be published by July 26. According to the country’s electoral laws, political parties can appoint members to parliament depending on the share of the votes they get at the polls. AEP Get the latest news and updates on elections in Africa by following us on twitter @africanelections and like our facebook page

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