Presidential election in Togo 2015

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President-elect: Faure Gnassingbé

The 2015 presidential election in Togo took place on April 25, 2015 in Togo , West Africa . According to the official result, the ruling President Faure Gnassingbé won more than 58% of all votes and therefore took up his third term as President of the country.

On May 3, 2015, the Constitutional Court announced the official final result:

Candidate - Nominating Party be right %
Faure Gnassingbé - Union pour la République 1 221 282 58.77
Jean-Pierre Fabre - Combat pour l'Alternance Politique 731 230 35.19
Aime Tchaboure Gogue - Alliance des Démocrates pour le Développement Intégral 83 768 4.03
Taama Komandega - Nouvel engagement Togolais 21 569 1.03
Mouhamed Tchassona Traore - Mouvement citoyen pour la Démocratie et le Développement 20 048 0.90
Total (turnout 59.21%) 2,077,897  
Registered voters 3,509,258
Total votes 2 138 438
Invalid votes 58 813

(Note: Figures based on official results. Total of valid and invalid votes ≠ votes cast)


The electoral alliance Combat pour l'Alternance Politique (CAP) of the opposition candidate Jean-Pierre Fabre did not recognize the provisional election result and instead claimed victory for itself. In a letter to the electoral commission, CAP criticized the fact that the preliminary election results did not match the samples that CAP had taken at polling stations. Also, in some constituencies, more votes would have been counted than there would be registered voters. In addition, there were intimidations and other irregularities in the election.

After the Constitutional Court announced the final election results, thousands of opposition supporters protested in the capital, Lomé . However, the opposition did not want to appeal the result, as the Constitutional Court was biased in favor of the president. Election observers from the United Nations and the African Union did not object to the election.

Individual evidence

  1. Cour Constitutionnelle: DECISION N ° EP-008/15 DU 03 MAY 2015. ((PDF; 214 kB)) In: May 3, 2015, accessed November 16, 2017 (French).
  2. Togo opposition party rejects presidential poll results. Al Jazeera English , April 29, 2017, accessed November 16, 2017 .
  3. David Lewis, John Zodzi: Early Togo election results give president lead; rival cries foul. Reuters , April 27, 2015, accessed November 16, 2017 .
  4. a b 1000s protest Togo presidential election results. In: May 16, 2015, accessed November 16, 2017 .
  5. Togo remains in the hands of the Gnassingbé family. In: Der Spiegel . April 29, 2015, accessed November 16, 2017 .