List of Presidents of Togo

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President of the
Togolese Republic
Président de la
République togolaise
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Faure Gnassingbé 2014.png
Incumbent
Faure Gnassingbé

since 4 May 2005
Residence Palace of the Governors, Lomé
Term length 5 years
Inaugural holder Sylvanus Olympio
Formation 27 April 1960
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This is a list of Presidents of Togo since the formation of the post of President in 1960, to the present day.

A total of four people have served as President (not counting one Acting President and two interim military officeholders). Additionally, one person, Faure Gnassingbé, has served on two non-consecutive occasions.

Key

Political parties
Other factions
Status
  •   Denotes Acting/Interim Head of State

Presidents of Togo

No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of Office Political Party
Elected Took Office Left Office Time in Office
1 Sylvanus Olympio.jpg Sylvanus Olympio
(1902–1963)
1961 27 April 1960 13 January 1963
(Assassinated)
2 years, 261 days CUT
Noimage.png Emmanuel Bodjollé
(1928–)[1]
13 January 1963 15 January 1963 2 days Military
2 TOGO PRES. NICOLAS GRUNITSKY - CROPPED.jpg Nicolas Grunitzky
(1913–1969)
1963 16 January 1963 13 January 1967
(Deposed)
3 years, 362 days PTP
Noimage.png Kléber Dadjo
(1914–1988/89)[2]
14 January 1967 14 April 1967 91 days Military
3 Gnassingbe Eyadema detail1 DF-SC-84-10025.jpg Gnassingbé Eyadéma
(1935–2005)[3]
1972
1979
1986
1993
1998
2003
14 April 1967 5 February 2005
(Died in Office)
37 years, 297 days Military /
RPT
4 Faure Gnassingbé 2014.png Faure Gnassingbé
(1966–)[4]
5 February 2005 25 February 2005
(Resigned)[5]
20 days RPT
Noimage.png Bonfoh Abass
(1948–)
Acting President[6]
25 February 2005 4 May 2005 68 days RPT
(4) Faure Gnassingbé 2014.png Faure Gnassingbé
(1966–)[4]
2005
2010
2015
4 May 2005 Incumbent 12 years, 257 days RPT / UNIR

Footnotes

  1. ^ Styled as Chairman of the Insurrection Committee
  2. ^ Styled as Chairman of the National Reconciliation Committee
  3. ^ Previously named Étienne Eyadéma; changed name on 8 May 1974 due to the policy of Africanization, and to commemorate survival of a plane crash
  4. ^ a b Son of Gnassingbé Eyadéma
  5. ^ Stepped down due to heavy regional pressure, caused over doubts regarding the constitutional legitimacy of his succession
  6. ^ Succeeded Eyadéma as the constitutional successor, President of the National Assembly

Latest election

Candidate Party Votes %
Faure Gnassingbé Union for the Republic 1,221,756 58.75
Jean-Pierre Fabre National Alliance for Change 732,026 35.21
Tchaboure Gogue Alliance of Democrats for Integral Development 83,803 4.03
Gerry Tamaa New Togolese Commitment 21,581 1.04
Mohamed Tchassona-Traoré Citizens' Movement for Democracy and Development 20,064 0.96
Invalid/blank votes 58,813
Total 2,138,438 100
Registered voters/turnout 3,509,258 60.92
Source: Constitutional Court

See also

External links

  • World Statesmen – Togo
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