Kléber Dadjo

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Kléber Dadjo (born August 12, 1914 , † 1979 ) was temporarily head of state of Togo in 1967 .

Dadjo joined the French army and switched to Togo's armed forces after Togo's independence in 1960. There he was a member of the General Staff and at the end of Sylvanus Olympios' term of office he was in command of the small 120-man Togolese army. At coup against Olympio on 13 January 1963 the segments from Togo former French mercenaries to Emmanuel Bodjollé went out Dadjo was not involved. Olympio's rival Nicolas Grunitzky was appointed as the new president by the putschists, Dadjo remained in the military and served as cabinet director in Grunitzky's cabinet.

Exactly four years later, on January 13, 1967, Grunitzky was also overthrown and Colonel Dadjo, who was also not involved in this coup, was appointed chairman of a committee of national reconciliation ( Comité de Réconciliation National , CRN) on January 14 , which consisted of eight members. He was replaced by Gnassingbé Eyadéma , who was already involved in the 1963 coup and had initiated the 1967 coup, Eyadéma appointed himself president on April 15, 1967.

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