Togo Government

What is the capital of Togo?

Country Name Togo
Full Country Name Togolese Republic
Local - Long Republique Togolaise
Local - Short none
Former Name French Togoland
Etymology- history of name derived from the Ewe words "to" (water) and "go" (shore) to give the sense of "by the water"; originally, this designation applied to the town of Togo (now Togoville) on the northern shore of Lake Togo, but the name was eventually extended to the entire nation
Government Type presidential republic
Capital Name Lome
Capital - geographic coordinate 6 07 N, 1 13 E
Capital Time Difference UTC 0 (5 hours ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time)
Independence 27 April 1960 (from French-administered UN trusteeship)
National Holiday Independence Day, 27 April (1960)
Constitution several previous; latest adopted 27 September 1992, effective 14 October 1992; amended 2002, 2007

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Togo Government and Politics

Who is the president of Togo?

Executive Branch:

chief of state: President Faure GNASSINGBE (since 4 May 2005)

head of government: Prime Minister Komi KLASSOU (since 10 June 2015)

cabinet: Council of Ministers appointed by the president on the advice of the prime minister

elections/appointments: president directly elected by simple majority popular vote for a 5-year term (no term limits); election last held on 25 April 2015 (next to be held on 22 February 2020); prime minister appointed by the president

election results: Faure GNASSINGBE reelected president; percent of vote - Faure GNASSINGBE (UNIR) 58.8%, Jean-Pierre FABRE (ANC) 35.2%, Tchaboure GOGUE (ADDI) 4%, other 2%

Citizenship Criteria:

citizenship by birth: no

citizenship by descent only: at least one parent must be a citizen of Togo

dual citizenship recognized: yes

residency requirement for naturalization: 5 years

Legal System:

customary law system

Suffrage:

18 years of age; universal

Legislative Branch:

description: unicameral National Assembly or Assemblee Nationale (91 seats; members directly elected in multi-seat constituencies by closed, party-list proportional representation vote to serve 5-year terms)

elections: last held on 20 December 2018 (next to be held in 2023)

election results: percent of vote by coalition/party - NA; seats by party - UNIR 59, UFC 6, NET 3, MPDD 3, other 2, independent 18; composition - men 75, women 16, percent of women 17.6%

Judicial Branch:

highest court(s): Supreme Court or Cour Supreme (organized into criminal and administrative chambers, each with a chamber president and advisors); Constitutional Court (consists of 9 judges including the court president)

judge selection and term of office: Supreme Court president appointed by decree of the president of the republic upon the proposal of the Supreme Council of the Magistracy, a 9-member judicial, advisory, and disciplinary body; other judge appointments and judge tenure NA; Constitutional Court judges appointed by the National Assembly; judge tenure NA

subordinate courts: Court of Assizes (sessions court); Appeal Court; tribunals of first instance (divided into civil, commercial, and correctional chambers; Court of State Security; military tribunal

Regions or States:

5 regions (regions, singular - region); Centrale, Kara, Maritime, Plateaux, Savanes

Political Parties and Leaders:

Action Committee for Renewal or CAR [Dodji APEVON]

Democratic Convention of African Peoples or CDPA [Brigitte ADJAMAGBO-JOHNSON]

National Alliance for Change or ANC [Jean-Pierre FABRE]

Pan-African Patriotic Convergence or CPP [Edem KODJO]

Rainbow Alliance (a coalition including CAR and CDPA) [Brigitte ADJAMAGBO-JOHNSON]

Save Togo Collective or CST (a coalition including: ANC and PSR) [Ata Messan Zeus AJAVON

Socialist Pact for Renewal or PSR [Abi TCHESSA]

Union for Democracy and Social Progress or UDPS [Gagou KOKOU]

Union of Forces for Change or UFC [Gilchrist OLYMPIO]

Union for the Republic or UNIR [Faure GNASSINGBE]

International Law Organization Participation:

accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction with reservations; non-party state to the ICCt

International Organization Participation:

ACP, AfDB, AU, ECOWAS, EITI (compliant country), Entente, FAO, FZ, G-77, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICRM, IDA, IDB, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, ILO, IMF, IMO, Interpol, IOC, IOM, IPU, ISO (correspondent), ITSO, ITU, ITUC (NGOs), MIGA, MINURSO, MINUSMA, NAM, OIC, OIF, OPCW, PCA, UN, UNAMID, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNHCR, UNIDO, UNMIL, UNOCI, UNWTO, UPU, WADB (regional), WAEMU, WCO, WFTU (NGOs), WHO, WIPO, WMO, WTO

Diplomatic Representation in the US:

chief of mission: Ambassador (vacant); Charge d'Affaires Yokoudema KADOKALIH (since 26 October 2015)

chancery: 2208 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008

telephone: [1] (202) 234-4212

FAX: [1] (202) 232-3190

Diplomatic Representation from US:

chief of mission: Ambassador Patricia McMahon HAWKINS


embassy: 4332 Blvd. Gnassingbe Eyadema, Cite OUA, Lome


mailing address: B. P. 852, Lome; 2300 Lome Place, Washington, DC 20512-2300


telephone: [228] 261-5470


FAX: [228] 261-5501

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