Togolese presidential election, 1998
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Presidential elections were held in Togo on 21 June 1998. Incumbent President Gnassingbé Eyadéma, in power since 1967, was re-elected with 52.1% of the vote according to official results. The opposition disputed this and claimed that Gilchrist Olympio of the Union of the Forces of Change (UFC) had won.
Léopold Gnininvi of the Democratic Convention of African Peoples (CPDA) was the first declared candidate in the election, followed by Eyadéma, the candidate of the Rally of the Togolese People (RPT), and Yawovi Agboyibo of the Action Committee for Renewal (CAR).
|Gnassingbé Eyadéma||Rally for the Togolese People||811,837||52.1|
|Gilchrist Olympio||Union of Forces for Change||532,771||34.2|
|Yawovi Agboyibo||Action Committee for Renewal||149,006||9.5|
|Zarifou Ayéva||Party for Democracy and Renewal||47,078||3.0|
|Léopold Gnininvi||Democratic Convention of African Peoples||12,715||0.8|
|Jacques Amouzou||Union of Independent Liberals||5,461||0.4|
|Source: African Elections Database|
- "DÉMOCRATISATION À LA TOGOLAISE" ("CHRONOLOGIE"), Tètè Tété, 1998 (diastode.org) (in French).
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