Togo to hold referendum on presidential term limit

| Updated Oct 17, 2017 at 11:58pm

 

 

Togo will hold a referendum to decide on the politically divisive issue of Presidential term limits following weeks of intense protests by opposition parties.

The vote which would also include other constitutional reforms will be held within days.

The Head of Parliament, Drama Dramani, told Legislators that the people will have the final word on the Constitutional changes.

Opposition parties are pushing for a two-term Presidential limit but also want President Faure Gnassingbé, who has been in power since 2005, to step down.

He became President after the death of his father, Gnassingbé Eyadema, who had been at the helm for 38 years.

The opposition wants to see an end to what they call the "Gnassingbé dynasty".

SOURCE: BBC NEWS



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