Togo Prime Minister and Government Resign

Togolese Prime Minister, Komi Selom Klassou and his government have resigned, in an expected political reshuffle delayed by the coronavirus pandemic.

Komi resigned late on Friday after serving in the government of President Faure Gnassingbe.

The resignation comes as part of a political reshuffle expected in the country since Gnassingbe was re-elected in February for a fourth term in office.

The victory was disputed by the main opposition challenger, who has faced official harassment in the wake of the votes.

According to a report, Gnassingbe accepted Klassou’s resignation and congratulated him and his team for their “economic, political and social efforts and the encouraging results despite the health crisis around the world”.

Gnassingbe has led the country of eight million people since taking over in 2005 following the death of his father, Eyadema Gnassingbe, who ruled for 38 years.

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