Togo’s Presidential Elections

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Press Statement
Jeff Rathke
Acting Deputy Department Spokesperson, Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC

May 4, 2015

The United States congratulates the people of Togo on exercising their democratic rights peacefully during the presidential elections. We congratulate President Faure Gnassingbé on his re-election and we echo the preliminary statements of the international observer missions from ECOWAS, the African Union, the Organization of the Francophonie, and the Gorée Institute that the election was free and transparent. We urge the candidates and political parties to respect the outcome of the elections – which reflects the will of Togolese citizens – and to resolve any outstanding differences or concerns peacefully in accord with Togo’s established electoral laws. The United States looks forward to continuing to work with President Gnassingbé to strengthen Togo’s democracy and build a prosperous nation for the Togolese people.