Sunday, July 28, 2013 5:52 pm
Togo's ruling party wins legislative vote
The Associated Press
Angele Aguigah, reading figures on state television Sunday night, said the Union for the Republic party won 62 of 91 seats, up from 50 of the legislature's 81 seats in 2007.
Eyadema Gnassingbe came to power through a coup in 1967 and ruled for 38 years until his death in 2005, when his son Faure Gnassingbe, the current president, took over. The buildup to last week's vote had seen increasingly daring protests by the opposition, though analysts questioned whether Gnassingbe would allow his party's majority to shrink.