ElectionGudie

Oct. 27, 2002 Held

Togo

Togolese Republic

Election for Assemblée nationale (Togolese National Assembly)

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At stake in this election:

  • 81 seats in the National Assembly

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President General Gnassingbe EYADEMA
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Koffi SAMA
  • Assembly: Togo has a unicameral 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 appointed by the president to serve a 5-year term.
  • In the National Assembly 81 members are elected by popular vote to serve 5-year terms.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Rally of the Togolese People (RPT)*
    • Leader: Gnassingbe EYADEMA
    • Seats won in last election: 79
    • Seats won in this election: 72
  • Other Parties and Independents
    • Seats won in this election: 9

* Major oppositional parties including the Action Committee for Renewal (CAR), Patriotic Pan-Afican Convergence (CPP), and Union of Forces for Change (UFC) are boycotting the election. These parties also boycotted the 1999 parliamentary elections.

Last Parliamentary election:

  • Parliamentary election was last held on March 21, 1999.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 5,142,419 (2002)
  • Registered Voters: 2,841,079 (2002)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 2,625,003 (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)

Disability Data:

·         Is Togo a signatory to CRPD: Yes (23 September 2008)

·         Has Togo ratified CRPD: Yes (1 March 2011)

·         Population with a disability: 771,362 (est.)