2020 presidential election in Togo

Togolese president Faure Gnassingbé shakes hands with voters at the polls. Photograph: Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP via Getty Images

On February 22, 2020, the presidential elections were held in Togo. In accordance with the amendments to the Constitution adopted in May 2019, the so-called “absolute majority” system was introduced in presidential elections. According to it the candidate who received 50% + 1 vote is considered the winner, instead of the previously used “relative majority” scheme, when the winner went to the candidate with the highest number of votes.

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