June 21, 1998 Held


Togolese Republic

Election for Togolese Presidency


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:1,587,027
Valid Votes:1,558,868
Invalid Votes:28,159

Vote Share by Candidate:

Gnassingbe EYADEMA810,611.36


Yaovi AGBOYIBO140,298.12


Jacques AMOUZOU-


Zarifou AYEVA46,766.04


Leopold Messan GNININVI-


Gilchrist OLYMPIO530,015.12

Election Results Modified: Oct 03, 2013

General Information

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 Kwassi KLUTSE
  • 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.
  • In the National Assembly 81 members are elected by absolute majority vote in single-member constituencies to serve 5-year terms.

Main Candidates in the Presidential race:

  • Gnassingbe EYADEMA
    Party: Rally of the Togolese People (RPT)
  • Yaovi AGBOYIBO
    Party: Action Committee for Renewal (CAR)
  • Leopold Messan GNININVI
    Party: Democratic Convention of African Peoples (CDPA)
  • Gilchrist OLYMPIO
    Party: Union of Forces for Change (UFC)
  • Zarifou AYEVA
    Party: Party for Democracy and Renewal (PDR)
  • Jacques AMOUZOU
    Party: Union of Independent Liberals

Last Presidential election:

  • The last presidential election was held on August 25, 1993. In this election, Gnassingbe EYADEMA received 96.49% of the vote.
    All major opposition parties boycotted the August 1993 election.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 4,624,826 (1998)
  • Registered Voters: 2,000,000 ( approx.)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 2,367,051 (1998)

·         Is Togo a signatory to CEDAW: No 

·         Has Togo ratified CEDAW: Yes, accession (26 September 1983)

·         Gender Quota: Yes

·         Female candidates in this election: No

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 1 (following the 1994 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: 693,723 (est.)

Election Modified: May 10, 2024

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