US News Togo: resignation of the Prime Minister and the government

10:00  26 september  2020
10:00  26 september  2020 Source:   pressfrom.com

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Togolese Prime Minister Komi Sélom Klassou and his government have resigned, announced the presidency of Togo on Friday evening.

President Faure Gnassingbé accepted this resignation, indicates the press release published on the official website of the presidency.

"The Head of State congratulated the Prime Minister and the entire government team for the efforts made at the economic, political and social level as well as the encouraging results obtained despite the difficult context marked by the health crisis that the country is currently going through. the whole world, ”the statement said.

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A political change was expected in Togo since Faure Gnassingbé was reelected in February for a fourth presidential term, but this change has been delayed by the coronavirus pandemic.

Faure Gnassingbé's victory in the presidential election was acquired after an amendment to the Constitution which allowed him to be a candidate again. The Gnassingbé family has ruled this West African country for over half a century.

Faure Gnassingbé has presided over Togo, a country of eight million inhabitants, since 2005, when he succeeded after his death from his father Gnassingbé Eyadéma, who ruled the country with an iron fist for 38 years.

Mr. Klassou had been Prime Minister since 2015.

Faure Gnassingbé "thanked the head of government for his high sense of duty and instructed him to deal with current affairs," the presidential statement read.

Togo's economy has been hit by the coronavirus pandemic, as authorities have imposed restrictions to limit the spread of Covid-19.

To date, 1,722 cases of contamination and 44 deaths due to the virus have been recorded in Togo.

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