Friday, March 20, 2015

Togo: Opposition leader goes to court over voters register

Jean-Pierre Fabre, President of the National Alliance for Change ANC candidate in the next presidential election in Togo, and his party filed a complaint in Brussels against a Belgian IT company specializing in biometric registration of voters.

The political parties Opposition and civil society organizations have always called for the audit of the electoral register which according to them would contain nearly 30% of fictitious voters. This complaint with civil party in the hands of Brussels investigating judge, follows the analysis of the electoral roll used in elections in the country since 2007 and is currently under review for the next presidential election scheduled for April 15, 2015.

The results of the analysis conducted by the experts of the ANC are final because they have highlighted serious anomalies. Jean-Pierre Fabre, the main challenger of President Faure Gnassingbe, candidate for his own succession for a third term maligned in the country, counting on the Belgian courts to establish the liability of the company, and force him to the full audit of the electoral roll before the next presidential election in Togo.

After the request for a thorough audit addressed March 7, 2015 at the International Francophone Organisation (OIF) by CAP2015, a group of political parties that supported the candidacy of Jean-Pierre Fabre, the battle of the latter for the transparency of the upcoming elections is entering a new phase of unprecedented .

For this action, Jean-Pierre Fabre enlisted the services of Mr. William Bourdon, Lawyer at the Paris Bar, and Georges Henri BEAUTHIER, Lawyer at the Brussels Bar. On March 17, 2015 Masters William Bourdon Lawyer at the Paris Bar 156 Rue de Rivoli 75001 Paris Tel +33 1 42 60 32 60 Georges Henri BEAUTHIER Brussels Bar Lawyer at 89 rue Berckmans1060 Brussels Tel +32 2 538 90 10

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