Togo will not close its borders on the day of the presidential elections

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Friday, 21 February 2020 15:03
Togo will not close its borders on the day of the presidential elections

(Togo First) - While it is usually closed during presidential elections, Togo’s land borders will remain open for the coming polls set for this Saturday, February 22. 

This is to enable those using the three borders (Burkina Faso, Benin, and Ghana) to keep moving across them freely. Security forces, having voted 72 hours in advance, will remain in office that day.

This decision was lauded by ECOWAS. Francis Behanzin, Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Security at ECOWAS commented: “This is a good initiative and it should be replicated across the rest of the region.”

Let it be recalled that the electoral campaign ended yesterday, at midnight. Seven candidates will run for the Togolese presidency, including the current president, Faure Gnassingbé.

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