At stake in this election:
- The office of President of Togo
Description of government structure:
- Chief of State: President Gnassingbe EYADEMA
- Head of Government: Prime Minister Koffi SAMA
- Assembly: Togo has a unicameral the National Assembly with 81 seats.
Description of electoral system:
- The President is elected by popular vote to serve a 5-year term.
- Prime Minister is elected by popular vote to serve a 5-year term.
- In the the National Assembly 81 members are elected by popular vote to serve 5-year terms.
Main Candidates in the Presidential race:
- Gnassingbé EYADEMA
- Party: Rally of the Togolose People (RPT)
- Emmanuel Akitani BOB
- Party: Parti des Forces du Changement (PFC)
- Me Yawovi AGBOYIBO
- Party: Action Committee for Renewal (CAR)
- Dahuku PÉRÉ
- Party: Pacte Socialiste pour le Renouveau (PSR)
- Edem KODJO
- Party: Patriotic Pan-African Convergence (CPP)
- Nicolas LAWSON
- Party: Independent candidate
- Léopold GNININVI*
- Party: Democracy and Renewal (CDPA)
* Léopold GNININVI withdrew prior to the presidential election on June 1, 2003.
Last Presidential election:
- The presidential elections were last held on June 21, 1998. Gnassingbé EYADEMA won the presidency with 52.13% of the votes cast while Gilchrist OLYMPIO secured 34.12% of the votes.
Population and number of registered voters:
- Population: 5,285,501 (July 2002 est.)
- Registered Voters: 3,233,353
· Female Population: 2,694,866 (2002)
· Is Togo a signatory to CEDAW: No
· Has Togo ratified CEDAW: Yes, accession (26 September 1983)
· Gender Quota: Yes
· Female candidates in this election: Yes
· Number of Female Parliamentarians: 6 (following the 2002 elections)
· Human Development Index Position: 162 (2014)
· Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Medium (2014)
· Is Togo a signatory to CRPD: Yes (23 September 2008)
· Has Togo ratified CRPD: Yes (1 March 2011)
· Population with a disability: 792,825 (est.)