ECOWAS congratulates Togo President

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has congratulated Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé on his swearing-in as President of the Republic of Togo following the election of April 25, 2015.

A statement signed by the chairman of ECOWAS, President John Mahama said the swearing-in ceremony by Togo’s Constitutional Court is another milestone in the consolidation of democracy in the West African sub-region.

He described the just ended Togo election as a “victory for all the people of the Republic of Togo.”

ECOWAS saluted every individual who participated in the democratic process including members of the opposition and all domestic and international observers.

President Gnassingbé has been the President of Togo since 2005 following the death of his father, President Gnassingbé Eyadéma.

In April this year, he was re-elected to serve a third term by winning the election by 58.75% while his main rival, Jean-Pierre Fabre had 34.95%.

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