Opposition boycotts Togo parliamentary elections ahead of polling

Citing irregularities, a coalition of 14 opposition parties has called for an overhaul of the electoral commission.

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    Amid violent protests and military action, Togo is going ahead with its parliamentary elections with voting scheduled on Thursday.

    The protesters want President Faure Gnassingbe to resign. Citing irregularities, a 14-party opposition coalition has appealed to people to boycott polling.

     

    Al Jazeera's Paul Chaderjian reports.


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