Low voter turnout in Togo after boycott call

Opposition groups boycott election after weeks of protests that killed four people in the capital Lome and other cities.

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    Voter turnout was low in Togo after calls by opposition and religious leaders for a boycott of parliamentary elections.

    At least four people have been killed during protests in the capital Lome and other cities during weeks of anti-government protests, but election day was calm under a heavy military presence.

    The ruling Union for the Republic party is expected to maintain its parliamentary majority.

    Al Jazeera's Paul Chaderjian reports.


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