Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Togo: EU supports presidential elections with experts

The European Union (EU) on, Monday presented 2 electoral experts to help Togo in the electoral process for the April 15 presidential elections. The EU Leader of Delegation in Togo, Nicolas Berlanga Martinez, made this known when he met the Prime Miniter of Togo, Arthème Séléagodji Ahoomey-Zunu.

According to the EU ambassador, this is purely a technical support mission to dialogue in relation to their commitment to help Togo improve the quality of electoral processes.

"We explained to the head of government two objectives of this mission. The first is to be available to the head of state if he would like to call this mission and the second is that these technical experts will prepare a report which will not be public and that will establish dialogues that the European Union will take after the elections " Berlanga said.

The military installed the sitting President, Faure Gnassingbe, into power after the death of his father in 2005, but together with his father have ruled Togo for nearly five decades. About 7 opposition candidates are contesting for the presidential post.


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