TOGO VOTES IN PARLIAMENTARY POLLS DELAYED BY PROTESTS

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LOME: Togo votes on Thursday in parliamentary elections delayed by months of protests, with the opposition seeking to weaken the ruling family’s decades-long grip on power in the west African nation. The polls mark the latest step in the impoverished country’s transition to democracy after Gnassingbe Eyadema’s rule from 1967 to his death in 2005, when the military installed his son Faure Gnassingbe as president.

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