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.

by

    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.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Lost childhoods: Nigeria's fear of 'witchcraft' ruins young lives

    Lost childhoods: Nigeria's fear of 'witchcraft' ruins young lives

    Many Pentecostal churches in the Niger Delta offer to deliver people from witchcraft and possession - albeit for a fee.

    The priceless racism of the Duke of Edinburgh

    The priceless racism of the Duke of Edinburgh

    Prince Philip has done the world an extraordinary service by exposing the racist hypocrisy of "Western civilisation".

    Why a hipster, vegan, green tech economy is not sustainable

    Why a hipster, vegan, green tech economy is not sustainable

    Improving eco-efficiency within a capitalist growth-oriented system will not save the environment.