Togolese presidential election, 2003

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Presidential elections were held in Togo on 1 June 2003. The result was a victory for incumbent President Gnassingbé Eyadéma, who won 57.8% of the vote.[1] The opposition Union of Forces for Change released their own results figures, claiming that Emmanuel Bob-Akitani had received 71% of the vote and Eyadéma just 10%.[2]


Candidate Party Votes %
Gnassingbé Eyadéma Rally of the Togolese People 1,345,159 57.8
Emmanuel Bob-Akitani Union of Forces for Change 784,102 33.7
Yawovi Agboyibo Action Committee for Renewal 119,372 5.1
Dahuku Péré Socialist Pact for Renewal 51,304 2.2
Edem Kodjo Pan-African Patriotic Convergence 22,482 1.0
Nicolas Lawson Independent 4,847 0.2
Léopold Gnininvi Democratic Convention of African Peoples 409 0.0
Invalid/blank votes
Total 2,327,735 100
Registered voters/turnout 3,223,353
Source: Adam Carr

Gnininvi withdrew his candidacy in May but remained on the ballot paper.