Rassemblement du peuple togolais

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Rassemblement du Peuple Togolais (RPT, "Assembly of the Togolese People") was the ruling party of the West African state of Togo until its dissolution in April 2012. Togo's president, Faure Gnassingbé , was also the national president of the RPT.

The RPT was founded on November 27, 1969 with the then President Gnassingbé Eyadéma as its leader. The political wings of the RPT were the workers' organization CNTT ( Confédération Nationale des Travailleurs du Togo ) , founded on January 8, 1973, and the women's organization UNFT ( Union Nationale des Femmes du Togo ) as well as the youth organization of the RPT. With the wing UCTT ( Union des Chefs Traditionnels du Togo ) Eyadéma tried to integrate the traditional local ruling structures.

After 22 years of one-party rule by the RPT, a national conference was held in July 1991 that established a transitional government that was to transition to a multi-party system. The RPT was temporarily banned in November 1991, but this led to a political crisis. Soldiers loyal to Eyadéma captured Prime Minister Joseph Kokou Koffigoh in December in an attempt to have the ban lifted.

In the 2002 parliamentary elections, the party won 72 out of 81 seats in Togo's national assembly . After Eyadéma's death in February 2005, the RPT named his son Faure Gnassingbé party leader and candidate in the presidential election on April 24, 2005. Gnassingbé received 60.2% of the vote in these elections. In December 2006, the RPT held its 9th Congress, at which Solitoki Esso was elected Secretary General for three years.

In 2007 the RPT won 50 of the 81 seats in the National Assembly.

In April 2012 Gnassingbé announced the dissolution of the party. The very next day he founded a new party, the Union pour la République (UNIR).

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  3. ^ "Togo: Ruling party ends congress, elects new secretary-general", Radio Togo, Lome (nl.newsbank.com), December 19, 2006.
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  5. ^ The Dissolution of the RPT - It is Official. ( Memento from August 9, 2013 in the Internet Archive )
  6. ^ Faure Gnassingbé has created his party Union pour la République (UNIR) in Atakpamé. (No longer available online.) April 15, 2012, archived from the original on August 7, 2013 ; accessed on July 29, 2013 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.togo-online.co.uk