List of heads of state of Togo

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President of the
Togolese Republic
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Incumbent
Faure Gnassingbé

since 4 May 2005
Residence Palace of the Governors, Lomé
Term length 5 years
Inaugural holder Sylvanus Olympio
Formation 27 April 1960
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The following is a list of heads of state of Togo, since the country gained independence from France in 1960.

Presidents of Togo (1960–present)

Parties

      Committee of Togolese Unity (CUT)
      Togolese Party of Progress (PTP)
      Rally of the Togolese People (RPT)
      Union for the Republic (UNIR)

Key

§ Elected unopposed
Died in office
X Assassinated

Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Elected Term of Office Party
1 Sylvanus Olympio.jpg Sylvanus Olympio
(1902–1963)
1961[§] 27 April 1960 13 January 1963[X] CUT
Noimage.png Emmanuel Bodjollé
(1928–)[1]
13 January 1963 15 January 1963 Military
2 TOGO PRES. NICOLAS GRUNITSKY - CROPPED.jpg Nicolas Grunitzky
(1913–1969)
1963[§] 16 January 1963 13 January 1967[2] PTP
Noimage.png Kléber Dadjo
(1914–1988/89)[3]
14 January 1967 14 April 1967 Military
3 Gnassingbe Eyadema detail1 DF-SC-84-10025.jpg Gnassingbé Eyadéma
(1935–2005)[4]
1972[§]
1979[§]
1986[§]

1993
1998
2003
14 April 1967 5 February 2005[†] Military /
RPT
4 Faure Gnassingbé 2014.png Faure Gnassingbé
(1966–)[5]
5 February 2005 25 February 2005[6] RPT
Noimage.png Bonfoh Abass
(1948–)
Acting President
[7]
25 February 2005 4 May 2005 RPT
(4) Faure Gnassingbé 2014.png Faure Gnassingbé
(1966–)[5]
2005
2010
2015
4 May 2005 Incumbent RPT /
UNIR

Footnotes

  1. Styled as Chairman of the Insurrection Committee
  2. Deposed in a coup d'état
  3. Styled as Chairman of the National Reconciliation Committee
  4. Previously named Étienne Eyadéma; changed name on 8 May 1974 due to the policy of Africanization, and to commemorate survival of a plane crash
  5. 5.0 5.1 Son of Gnassingbé Eyadéma
  6. Resigned due to heavy regional pressure, caused over doubts regarding the constitutional legitimacy of his succession
  7. Succeeded Eyadéma as the constitutional successor, President of the National Assembly

Latest election

Candidate Party Votes %
Faure Gnassingbé Union for the Republic 1

,221,756||58.75

Jean-Pierre Fabre National Alliance for Change 732,026 35.21
Tchaboure Gogue Alliance of Democrats for Integral Development 83,803 4.03
Gerry Tamaa New Togolese Commitment 21,581 1.04
Mohamed Tchassona-Traoré Citizens' Movement for Democracy and Development 20,064 0.96
Invalid/blank votes 58,813
Total 2,138,438 100
Registered voters/turnout 3,509,258 60.92
Source: Constitutional Court

See also

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