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Togo

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National Assembly

Election results

Data on parliamentary elections, including the background, candidates, voter turnout, results and the formation of the new legislature. By default the latest election results are displayed. Select a date to view results from previous elections

Background

Election date(s) The date when elections started and ended for directly or indirectly elected parliaments/chambers. The date of appointments for appointed parliaments/chambers.
25.07.2013
Timing of election Timing of election: Upon normal expiry; Early elections; Delayed elections
Delayed elections
Expected date of next elections The expected date at which the next elections should take place, based on law or practice.
31.12.2023
Number of seats at stake Number of seats contested at the elections. Where the parliament/chamber is fully renewed, this number is usually identical to the statutory number of members. Where the parliament/chamber is partially renewed or appointed, the number of seats at stake is usually less than the total number of members.
91
Scope of elections Scope of elections: Full renewal; Partial renewal.
Full renewal

Candidates

Total number of candidates Total number of people who registered as candidates for election. Does not include people who stood as candidates to become "substitute members".
1,174
Number of male candidates Number of male candidates
1,015
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
159
The number of women candidates is not available from authoritative sources.
No
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
13.54%
Number of parties contesting the election This field may include either the number of parties contesting the election, or the number of coalitions/electoral alliance.
14
Notes
Number of parties contesting the election: 12 parties and 2 coalitions

Voter turnout

Registration Number of people registered to vote
3,044,332
Votes Number of people who actually voted
2,011,203
Voter turnout The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of people who actually voted by the number of people registered to vote
66.06%

Results

About the election Short description of the context and results of the election.
President Faure Gnassingbe's Union for the Republic (UNIR, formerly Togolese People's Rally, RPT) won the elections, taking 62 seats in the enlarged 91-member National Assembly (up from 81). Two opposition coalitions took a total of 25 seats: Mr. Jean-Pierre Fabre's Let's Save Togo Movement (CST) took 19 and the Rainbow Coalition, six. The CST comprised Mr. Fabre's National Alliance for Change (ANC) and dissidents of the Union of Forces for Change (UFC). The UFC, led by Mr. Gilchrist Olympio (son of Togo's first President, Sylvanus Olympio), was the main opposition force in the 2007 elections but joined the coalition government in 2010. Its share dropped from 27 to a mere three seats in 2013. The UNIR ran on the government's record, citing economic growth and improvements in infrastructure. The CST promised "a real change”. Along with other opposition forces, it pushed for a two-term limit on the presidency that would bar President Gnassingbe from running for re-election in 2015. President Gnassingbe took power in 2005 on the death of his father, Eyadema Gnassingbe, after 38 years in office. Parliamentary elections were first called for October 2012, but amendments to the electoral law shortly before the elections triggered street protests. The opposition argued that the amendments favoured the government and demanded electoral reform, which postponed the elections twice to July 2013. The electoral law, revised in February 2013, includes a clause on gender parity that was not applied in the 2013 elections.
Number of parties winning seats The number of parties which won parliamentary representation in the given election.
5
Percentage of parties winning seats The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of parties which won parliamentary representation by the number of parties contesting the election.
35.71%
Alternation of power after elections The results of the elections caused a change in the government. "Not applicable" to countries using the presidential system when parliamentary and presidential elections are held separately, to countries in political transition or where there is no party system.
No
Names of parties in government The government may be formed by one or more political parties
Union for the Republic (UNIR), Union of Forces for Change (UFC) and Pan-African Patriotic Convergence (CPP, which is not represented in the National Assembly)
Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
77
Number of women elected
14
Percentage of women elected The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women elected in the election and the number of seats at stake at the election.
15.38%
Sources
National Assembly (14.08.2013, 21.08.2013, 03.09.2013, 20.09.2013, 23.09.2013, 07.04.2014) Décision N°E-011/13 du 12 août 2013 de la Cour constitutionnelle
Women Directly Elected
14

New legislature

Total number of men after the election The total number of male parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
77
Total number of women after the election The total number of female parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
14
First-term parliamentarians The number of members who are assuming their parliamentary mandate for the first time following the election or renewal, regardless of their mode of designation.
69
Date of the first session The date when the newly elected parliament/chamber was convened for the first time. It may be different from the date when members were sworn in.
20.08.2013
First Speaker of the new legislature
First Speaker of the new legislature First name of the Speaker of the new legislature following the election or renewal.
Dama Dramani (Male)
Political party
Union for the Republic (UNIR)
Date of election
02.09.2013