11 April 2010

Togo: 4,000 demonstrators protest Togo election results

4,000 opposition activists took to the streets of the Togolese capital Lome on Saturday to protest the re-election of Faure Gnassinbe in the March polls.

The demonstrations, organised by the main opposition coalition Republican Front for Change (FRAC) and which have become weekly events, ended peacefully.

The opposition argues that the election was stolen from Jean-Pierre Fabre, the main challenger to Gnassingbe in the March 4 vote.

"Everyone is tired of this regime. And they must know," said Kofi Yamgnane, a Togolese-French opposition politician.

Faure won the election with 61 percent of the ballots against Fabre's 35 percent.

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