Togo Opposition Parties Demonstrate For Reforms, Elections

Supporters of Togo’s opposition groups, known as CAP 2015, demonstrated in the capital, Lome, Saturday demanding constitutional reforms and local elections, an opposition leader said.

“It’s time government implemented constitutional, institutional and electoral reforms under the Global Political Agreement signed in 2007,” Jean Pierre Fabre, leader of the main opposition ANC party, said in an interview. “We also demand transparent and consensual organization of local elections, needed to build democracy.”

The Global Political Agreements, signed by the ruling party and opposition groups, limits the number of presidential terms to two.

On March 30, Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe said he was prepared to organize local elections, which haven’t been held in the West African nation for more than 30 years. At the time he didn’t say when elections would be held.

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