Togo’s prime minister and government resign, presidency says

Togo Prime Minister Selom Komi Klassou addresses the 72nd United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters in New York, US on September 21 2017.
Togo Prime Minister Selom Komi Klassou addresses the 72nd United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters in New York, US on September 21 2017.
Image: REUTERS/ EDUARDO MUNOZ

Togolese Prime Minister Komi Selom Klassou and his government tendered their resignation on Friday, the presidency said in a statement, congratulating the Cabinet for its work in office.

A governmental change has been anticipated since President Faure Gnassingbe won re-election in March, extending his 15-year-old rule and a family dynasty that began when his father took power in a 1967 coup.

The presidency did not say when a new prime minister would be appointed.

Ahead of the February election, a fractured opposition struggled to launch a concerted campaign to unseat Gnassingbe despite widespread disaffection with his leadership of the small West African country of 8 million people. 

Reuters



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