Togo Erupts in Violence After Polls

The presidential election in Togo Saturday ended in a crisis. Riots have broken out in the capital Lome. The protesters said the official results did not reflect the wishes of voters.
President Faure Gnassingbe was declared winner of the election with 59 per cent of the votes and opposition leader Jean-Pierre Fabre with 35 per cent.
But Fabre and thousands of protesters said the election was rigged in favour of Faure who is seeking a third term after succeeding his father who ruled the nation of 7million people for 38 years.
Fabre has declared himself the elected president.

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