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Togo has a population of 7.889 million (2018). Faure Gnassingbé was re-elected with 61 percent of
the vote in the March presidential election. The election
was both preceded and followed by protests and questions.
Two opposition candidates jumped off a few weeks before the
election in protest against ambiguities in the electoral
votes. Leading opposition party UFC candidate Jean-Pierre
Fabre, who got about 34 percent, refused to approve the
result and called out his supporters in street protests,
which were dispelled by tear gas police tear gas.
However, the party's nests and chairman, Gilchrist
Olympio, announced, surprisingly, that he intended to join
the government and had been promised seven ministerial posts
for his cousins. The message led to the party being split
into two phalanges announcing separate party congresses the
same week. Fabre's faction met again with tear gas as it
tried to gather, but still managed to conduct a congress
where Olympio was declared ousted.
In December, the International Monetary Fund and the
World Bank decided to write off 80% of Togo's foreign debt
as a reward for the country's constructive economic policy.
Debt relief was approximately US $ 1.8 billion.