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Togo — Transitional Crisis in Togo: Constitutional Violation & Unequivocal Stance of International Community


In one of our situational analyses in June 2003, we predicted that “…Despite his earlier concession to opposition pressure to step down at the end of the last mandate and contrary to constitutional provisions, President Eyadema rescinded his promise, changed the constitution to his liking, and rigged the elections for another mandate… The only lesson Eyadema seems to have taken from his somewhat brief mediating role in the Cote d’Ivoire conflict was perhaps the desire to die in power in much the same way as Houphouet-Boigny.” This prediction has unveiled.

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