List of heads of state of Togo

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President of the
Togolese Republic
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Faure Gnassingbé

since 4 May 2005
Residence Palace of the Governors, Lomé
Term length 5 years
Inaugural holder Sylvanus Olympio
Formation 27 April 1960
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The following is a list of heads of state of Togo, since the country gained independence from France in 1960.

Presidents of Togo (1960–present)[edit]

(Dates in italics indicate de facto continuation of office)

Tenure Portrait Incumbent Affiliation Notes
Togolese Republic
27 April 1960 to 13 January 1963 Sylvanus Olympio.jpg Sylvanus Olympio, President CUT Assassinated in a coup d'état
13 January 1963 to 15 January 1963 Emmanuel Bodjollé, Chairman of the Insurrection Committee Mil
16 January 1963 to 13 January 1967 Nicolas Grunitzky, President PTP Deposed in a coup d'état
14 January 1967 to 14 April 1967 Kléber Dadjo, Chairman of the National Reconciliation Committee Mil
14 April 1967 to 30 November 1969 Gnassingbe Eyadema detail1 DF-SC-84-10025.jpg Étienne Eyadéma, President Mil
30 November 1969 to 8 May 1974 RPT Changed name to Gnassingbé Eyadéma
8 May 1974 to 5 February 2005 Gnassingbé Eyadéma, President Died in office
5 February 2005 to 25 February 2005 Faure Gnassingbé 2014.png Faure Gnassingbé, President RPT 1st Term;
Son of Gnassingbé Eyadéma. Resigned due to doubts regarding the constitutional legitimacy of his succession.
25 February 2005 to 4 May 2005 Bonfoh Abass, Acting President RPT Succeeded Eyadéma as the constitutional successor, President of the National Assembly
4 May 2005 to Present Faure Gnassingbé 2014.png Faure Gnassingbé, President RPT/UNIR 2nd Term


Latest election[edit]

Candidate Party Votes %
Faure Gnassingbé Union for the Republic 1,221,756 58.75
Jean-Pierre Fabre National Alliance for Change 732,026 35.21
Tchaboure Gogue Alliance of Democrats for Integral Development 83,803 4.03
Gerry Tamaa New Togolese Commitment 21,581 1.04
Mohamed Tchassona-Traoré Citizens' Movement for Democracy and Development 20,064 0.96
Invalid/blank votes 58,813
Total 2,138,438 100
Registered voters/turnout 3,509,258 60.92
Source: Constitutional Court

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