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Togo: Politics and Government

Volume 508: debated on Tuesday 23 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the political situation in Togo following the recent elections in that country. (323852)

The elections in 2010 mark a significant improvement from those of 2005. Although minor irregularities were recorded, they were not deemed significant enough to have changed the overall result and EU election monitors thought the elections to be broadly fair and democratic.

However, the opposition have rejected the result and organised demonstrations in protest. We, with our EU partners, continue to urge both sides to exercise restraint and pursue objections through legal means.