Togolese President Appoints Komi Klassou as Prime Minister

Faure Gnassingbe
Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe. Photographer: Issouf Sanogo/AFP/Getty Images

Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe appointed Komi Selom Klassou as the West African nation’s prime minister.

Klassou, a deputy speaker of parliament, replaces Artheme Ahoomey-Zunu and will announce members of his cabinet in the coming days, according to a decree read on state television Friday in the capital, Lome. The 55-year-old politician is a former minister of education and of sports.

Gnassingbe extended his decade-long rule of Togo in presidential elections in April.

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