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Togo (French: Togo) is a country in West Africa. The capital is Lomé. The dominant religions are indigenous beliefs, christianity and islam (sunni). The official languages are French, Ewe and Kabyé. Togo has a population of around 5,4 million on 54,385 km². The country is a presidential republic where despite democratic structures there is no fair chance for the opposition. It is divided in 5 regions.

Freedom House rated the country on political rights with a 6 and on civil rights with a 5, both on a scale of 1 to 7 (in which 1 is the most free). Freedom House considers Togo to be a not free country.
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Official name: République Togolaise (Togolese Republic)

Political parties (including links) - A short history

Executive:
Acting President: Abass Bonfoh (2005) RPT
Prime minister: Koffi Sama (2002) RPT
The president is elected for a five year term by the people. The government is formed by the RPT.

President: 1 june 2003 (72.0 %) %

Gnassingbe Eyadema - Rassemblement du Peuple Togolais 57.2
Emmanuel Bob Akitani - Union des Forces de Changement 34.1
Yawovi Agboyibo - Comité d'Action pour la Renouveau 5.2
Maurice Dahuku Pere - Pacte Socialiste pour le Renouveau 2.3
Edem Kodjo - Convergence patriotique panafricaine 1.0
Source: Adam Carr.

Parliament:
The Assemblée Nationale (National Assembly) has 81 members, elected for a five year term in single-seat constituencies.

Assemblée Nationale: 27 october 2002 (67.4 %) Main opposition parties boycotted the elections. % 81

Rassemblement du Peuple Togolais RPT . 72
Rassemblement pour le soutien de la démocratie et du développement RSDD . 3
Union pour la démocratie et le progrès social UDPS . 2
Juvento Juvento . 2
Mouvement des croyants pour l'égalité et la paix MOCEP . 1
Non-partisans . 1
Source: Le Togolais.com/AFP.

Main political parties:
  • Comité d'Action pour la Renouveau (Action Committee vor Renewal)
  • Convergence patriotique panafricaine (Patriotic Pan-African Convergence)
  • Co-ordination des Forces Nouvelles (Co-ordination of New Forces)
  • Juvento
  • Mouvement des croyants pour l'égalité et la paix (Believers' Movement for Equality and Peace)
  • Pacte Socialiste pour le Renouveau (Socialist Renewal Pact)
  • Rassemblement du Peuple Togolais (Rally of the Togolose People): authoritarian party
  • Rassemblement pour le soutien de la démocratie et du développement (Rally for Democracy and Development)
  • Union des Forces du Changement (Union of Forces for Change)
  • Union pour la démocratie et le progrès social (Union for Democracy and Social Progress)
  • Other parties on the net:
  • Convention Démocratiques des Peuples Africaines (Democratic Convention of African Peoples)
  • Convention Démocratiques des Peuples Africaines - Branche Togolais (Democratic Convention of African Peoples - Togolese Branche)
  • Parti pour la Démocratie et le Renouveau (Party for Democracy and Renewal)