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List of heads of state of Togo

President of the
Togolese Republic
Faure Gnassingbé

since 4 May 2005
Residence Palace of the Governors, Lomé
Term length 5 years
Inaugural holder Sylvanus Olympio
Formation 27 April 1960
This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
Foreign relations

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) 1
  • Footnotes 2
  • Latest election 3
  • See also 4
  • External links 5

Presidents of Togo (1960–present)


      Committee of Togolese Unity (CUT)
      Togolese Party of Progress (PTP)
      Rally of the Togolese People (RPT)
      Union for the Republic (UNIR)


§ Elected unopposed
Died in office
X Assassinated

Portrait Name
Elected Term of Office Party
1 Sylvanus Olympio
1961[§] 27 April 1960 13 January 1963[X] CUT
Emmanuel Bodjollé
13 January 1963 15 January 1963 Military
2 Nicolas Grunitzky
1963[§] 16 January 1963 13 January 1967[2] PTP
Kléber Dadjo
14 January 1967 14 April 1967 Military
3 Gnassingbé Eyadéma

14 April 1967 5 February 2005[†] Military /
4 Faure Gnassingbé
5 February 2005 25 February 2005[6] RPT
Bonfoh Abass
Acting President
25 February 2005 4 May 2005 RPT
(4) Faure Gnassingbé
4 May 2005 Incumbent RPT /


  1. ^ Styled as Chairman of the Insurrection Committee
  2. ^ Deposed in a coup d'état
  3. ^ Styled as Chairman of the National Reconciliation Committee
  4. ^ Previously named Étienne Eyadéma; changed name on 8 May 1974 due to the policy of Africanization, and to commemorate survival of a plane crash
  5. ^ a b Son of Gnassingbé Eyadéma
  6. ^ Resigned due to heavy regional pressure, caused over doubts regarding the constitutional legitimacy of his succession
  7. ^ Succeeded Eyadéma as the constitutional successor, President of the National Assembly

Latest election

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

See also

External links

  • World Statesmen - Togo
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