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.

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.