Faure Gnassingbé

Togolese politician

Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé Eyadéma (French pronunciation: ​[foʁ ɡnasiŋɡbe]; born 6 June 1966[1]) is a Togolese politician. He has been the President of Togo since 2005. Before his election, he was appointed by his father, President Gnassingbé Eyadéma, as a Minister from 2003 to 2005.

Faure Gnassingbé
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4th President of Togo
Assumed office
4 May 2005
Prime MinisterKoffi Sama
Edem Kodjo
Yawovi Agboyibo
Komlan Mally
Gilbert Houngbo
Kwesi Ahoomey-Zunu
Komi Sélom Klassou
Preceded byBonfoh Abass (Acting)
In office
5 February 2005 – 25 February 2005
Prime MinisterKoffi Sama
Preceded byGnassingbé Eyadéma
Succeeded byBonfoh Abass (Acting)
Personal details
Born (1966-06-06) 6 June 1966 (age 55)
Afagnan, Togo
Political partyUNIR (2012–present)
RPT (?–2012)
Spouse(s)Nana Ama Kuffour
RelationsGnassingbé Eyadéma (father)
Kpatcha (half-brother)
Alma materParis Dauphine University
George Washington (MBA)

In the April 2015 presidential election, Gnassingbé won a third term, defeating his main challenger, Jean-Pierre Fabre, by a margin of about 59% to 35%, according to official results.[2] Many Togolese are tired of the Gnassingbés ruling Togo and have been protesting against his government.[3] They say that France, which used to run Togo as part of its empire, put the family in power.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Biographie de nouveau président" Archived 2008-10-14 at the Wayback Machine, Radio Lome (in French).
  2. "Présidentielle 2015 : La CENI proclame les résultats provisoires - CENI TOGO". www.ceni-tg.org.
  3. Besliu, Raluca (2017-11-04). "Togo Rallies for Change After 50 Years of Rule by One Family (Published 2017)". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-10-27.
  4. Wong, Dwayne (2017-12-08). "Understanding Neo-Colonialism in Togo". HuffPost. Retrieved 2020-10-27.

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