Togo's president Gnassingbe likely to win fourth term

Polls have closed in Togo in a presidential race pitting the incumbent against six other candidates.

    Votes are being counted in Togo's presidential election.

    After 15 years in power, President Faure Gnassingbe is expected to secure a fourth term - further extending his family's rule, which has lasted more than half a century.

    After changing the Constitution last year, another term could see him stay in power until 2030.

     

    Al Jazeera's Ahmed Idris reports from Lome, Togo.


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