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Togolese Prime Minister and his government resign

Togolese Prime Minister and his government resign

 

The Prime Minister of the Togolese Republic, Komi Selom Klassou and his government have resigned in a political reshuffle delayed by the Coronavirus pandemic.

Klassou’s resignation came on the heels of the reelection of President Faure Gnassingbe who won his re-election in March,

Gnassingbe’s current victory extends his 15-year-old rule and a family dynasty that began when his father took power in a 1967 coup.

Komi Selom Klassou had served as the prime minister since 2015. Commenting on the resignation of the prime minister, Gnassingbe congratulated Klassou and his team for their “economic, political and social efforts and the encouraging results despite the health crisis around the world.”

The presidency did not say when a new prime minister would be appointed

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