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Faure Gnassingbé
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4th President of Togo
Assumed office
4 May 2005
Prime Minister Koffi Sama
Edem Kodjo
Yawovi Agboyibo
Komlan Mally
Gilbert Houngbo
Kwesi Ahoomey-Zunu
Komi Sélom Klassou
Preceded by Bonfoh Abass (Acting)
In office
5 February 2005 – 25 February 2005
Prime Minister Koffi Sama
Preceded by Gnassingbé Eyadéma
Succeeded by Bonfoh Abass (Acting)
Personal details
Born 6 June 1966 (1966-06-06) (age 55)
Afagnan, Togo
Political party UNIR (2012–present)
RPT (?–2012)
Spouse(s) Nana Ama Kuffour
Relations Gnassingbé Eyadéma (father)
Kpatcha (half-brother)
Alma mater Paris Dauphine University
George Washington (MBA)

Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé Eyadéma ( born 6 June 1966) is a Togolese politician. He has been the President of Togo since 2005. Before his election, he was appointed by his father, President Gnassingbé Eyadéma, as a Minister from 2003 to 2005.

In the April 2015 presidential election, Gnassingbé won a third term, defeating his main challenger, Jean-Pierre Fabre, by a margin of about 59% to 35%, according to official results. Many Togolese are tired of the Gnassingbés ruling Togo and have been protesting against his government. They say that France, which used to run Togo as part of its empire, put the family in power.

  • Violent rioting, deaths follow disputed election in Togo, Wikinews

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