Togo's Faure Gnassingbe has on Monday been re-elected as president for the fourth term, after the National electoral commission declared him a winner with a 72 per cent landslide, beating a rival, Agbeyome Kodjo.

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Togo's Faure Gnassingbe has on Monday been re-elected as president for the fourth term, after the National electoral commission declared him a winner with a 72 per cent landslide, beating a rival, Agbeyome Kodjo.

 

However, the Supreme Court is set to announce the final result, which if confirmed, Gnassingbe will continue his 15-year rule.

Gnassingbe took over power after his father died in 2005.

His father, Gnassingbe Eyadema ruled for 38 years.

Supporters of the opposition have alleged that fraudulent activities including the use of fake polling stations and stuffing of ballot boxes were carried out during the election in favour of the President.

Moments before Gnassingbe was declared winner, Kodjo had declared himself the "democratically elected president" of Togo with between 57 and 61 per cent votes.

Kodjo, who was Prime Minister under Eyadema has vowed to constitute his own "inclusive government" following accusations of electoral malpractice.

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