Prime Minister of Togo, Victoire Tomegah-Dogbé resigns

Madam Victoire Sidemeho Tomegah-Dogbé decided to resign after the 29 April legislative elections results were confirmed, which allowed President Faure Gnassingbé to extend his 19-year rule

According to a communiqué dated Tuesday (21 May), Madam Victoire Sidemeho Tomegah-Dogbé resigned as Prime Minister of Togo.

In the communiqué, the President of the Republic, Faure Gnassingbé, congratulated the Prime Minister and the government members on their work serving the nation and asked them to ensure the handling of current affairs until a new government is appointed.

Victoire Sidemeho Tomegah-Dogbé resigned after the 29th April legislative election results were confirmed, allowing President Faure Gnassingbé to extend his 19-year rule.

Togo shifted from a presidential to a parliamentary regime, becoming a fifth republic on May 6th, when their parliament adopted a new constitution to implement this.

The new system means that the president will no longer be elected by universal suffrage but by members of parliament. The system will also shorten presidential terms to four years from five with a two-term limit.

Under the old system, President Faure Gnassingbé could only run for president one last time. However, under the new system, Gnassingbé can avoid term limits and extend his rule even further because he is the leader of the majority party in parliament. That person automatically assumes the role of president of the council of ministers.

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