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    Togo Government - 2006
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    SOURCE: 2006 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Country name:
      conventional long form: Togolese Republic
      conventional short form: Togo
      local long form: Republique Togolaise
      local short form: none
      former: French Togoland

      Government type:
      republic under transition to multiparty democratic rule

      Capital:
      Lome

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

      Independence:
      27 April 1960 (from French-administered UN trusteeship)

      National holiday:
      Independence Day, 27 April (1960)

      Constitution:
      multiparty draft constitution approved by High Council of the Republic 1 July 1992, adopted by public referendum 27 September 1992

      Legal system:
      French-based court system; accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction, with reservations

      Suffrage:
      NA years of age; universal adult

      Executive branch:
      chief of state: President Faure GNASSINGBE (since 6 February 2005); note - Gnassingbe EYADEMA died on 5 February 2005 and was succeeded by his son, Faure GNASSINGBE; popular elections in April 2005 validated the succession
      head of government: Prime Minister Edem KODJO (since 8 June 2005)
      cabinet: Council of Ministers appointed by the president and the prime minister
      elections: president elected by popular vote for a five-year term; election last held 24 April 2005 (next to be held NA); prime minister appointed by the president
      election results: Faure GNASSINGBE elected president; percent of vote - Faure GNASSINGBE 60.2%, Emmanuel Akitani BOB 38.3%, Nicolas LAWSON 1%, Harry OLYMPIO 0.5%

      Legislative branch:
      unicameral National Assembly (81 seats; members are elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms)
      elections: last held 27 October 2002 (next to be held NA 2007)
      election results: percent of vote by party - NA%; seats by party - RPT 72, RSDD 3, UDPS 2, Juvento 2, MOCEP 1, independents 1
      note: two opposition parties boycotted the election, the Union of the Forces for Change and the Action Committee for Renewal

      Judicial branch:
      Court of Appeal or Cour d'Appel; Supreme Court or Cour Supreme

      Political parties and leaders:
      Juvento [Monsilia DJATO]; Movement of the Believers of Peace and Equality or MOCEP; Rally for the Support for Development and Democracy or RSDD [Harry OLYMPIO]; Rally of the Togolese People or RPT [Faure GNASSINGBE]; Union for Democracy and Social Progress or UDPS [Gagou KOKOU]

      Political pressure groups and leaders:
      NA

      International organization participation:
      ABEDA, ACCT, ACP, AfDB, AU, CEMAC, ECOWAS, Entente, FAO, FZ, G-77, IBRD, ICAO, ICC, ICFTU, ICRM, IDA, IDB, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, ILO, IMF, IMO, Interpol, IOC, IOM, IPU, ISO (correspondent), ITU, MIGA, NAM, OIC, OIF, ONUB, OPCW, PCA, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UNMIL, UNOCI, UPU, WADB (regional), WAEMU, WCL, WCO, WFTU, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WToO, WTO

      Diplomatic representation in the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Akoussoulelou BODJONA
      chancery: 2208 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008
      telephone: [1] (202) 234-4212
      FAX: [1] (202) 232-3190

      Diplomatic representation from the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Gregory ENGLE
      embassy: Angle Rue Kouenou and Rue 15 Beniglato, Lome
      mailing address: B. P. 852, Lome
      telephone: [228] 221 29 91 through 221 29 94
      FAX: [228] 221 79 52

      Flag description:
      five equal horizontal bands of green (top and bottom) alternating with yellow; there is a white five-pointed star on a red square in the upper hoist-side corner; uses the popular pan-African colors of Ethiopia


      NOTE: The information regarding Togo on this page is re-published from the 2006 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Togo Government 2006 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Togo Government 2006 should be addressed to the CIA.

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