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The ruling party in Togo won the parliamentary elections.

The ruling party in Togo won the parliamentary elections.

The ruling Union for the Republic party won the parliamentary elections in Togo, reports the Independent National Electoral Commission (CENI).

Parliamentary elections in the Togolese Republic were held on April 29.

The Union for the Republic received 108 seats out of a possible 113. The opposition received a total of only five parliamentary seats. Independent candidates received nothing.

Radio station RFI reports with reference to CENI that the turnout in the elections was 61%. The results are expected to be confirmed by the Constitutional Court.

It is noted that the victory of the ruling party will likely allow the current president of the country, Faure Gnassingbé, to remain in power for at least another six years.

Previously, the Togolese government postponed parliamentary elections from April 20 to April 29 amid discussions on a draft new constitution.

In March, Togo’s National Assembly (Parliament) said it had adopted a new constitution under which the country would transition to a parliamentary form of government. At the end of the month, the country’s President Faure Gnassingbé returned the constitutional reform to parliament for reconsideration.