Kokou Tozoun

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Kokou Biossey Tozoun is a Togolese politician who was Minister of Justice from 2007 to March 2011.

Career[edit]

After serving as Minister of the Civil Service, Work and Employment,[1][2] Tozoun was appointed as Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation in the government named on July 29, 2003.[2][3] He was Foreign Minister for two years before being appointed as Minister of Communication and Civic Education in the government named on June 20, 2005.[4][5] At the 2006 Inter-Togolese Dialogue, Tozoun signed the Global Political Accord on the electoral process on behalf of the government on August 20, 2006.[6] He was dismissed from the government in September 2006, when a national unity government was formed.

Tozoun served as Rapporteur of the National Independent Electoral Commission (CENI) at the time of the October 2007 parliamentary election.[7] Following the election, he was appointed Minister of Justice in the government of Prime Minister Komlan Mally, named on December 13, 2007.[8]

He is a member of the Central Committee of the Rally of the Togolese People (RPT) from Moyen-Mono Prefecture as of the party's Ninth Ordinary Congress in December 2006.[9]

When the National Assembly unanimously voted to abolish the death penalty in June 2009, Tozoun described it as "the best decision that we took in this year".[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Le gouvernement du Togo, formé le 1er septembre1998", Afrique Express (French).
  2. ^ a b List of members of the Togolese government (2005 archive page), presse-francophone.org (French).
  3. ^ "Le Togo annonce la composition du nouveau gouvernement", Xinhua (People's Daily), July 31, 2003 (French).
  4. ^ List of members of the Togolese government (2005 archive page), presse-francophone.org (French).
  5. ^ Muriel Signouret, "Kodjo à la barre", Jeuneafrique.com, June 26, 2005 (French).
  6. ^ Text of Global Policy Agreement, cenitogo.tg (French).
  7. ^ Members of CENI, CENI website (French).
  8. ^ "Léopold Gnininvi aux Affaires étrangères", Republicoftogo.com, December 13, 2007 (French).
  9. ^ List of members of the RPT Central Committee, RPT website (French).
  10. ^ "Togo abolishes the death penalty", BBC News, 24 June 2009.