March 4, 2010 Held


Togolese Republic

Election for Togolese Presidency


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:2,119,829
Valid Votes:2,040,546
Invalid Votes:79,283

Vote Share by Candidate:

Faure GNASSINGBE1,242,409


Jean-Pierre FABRE692,554


Yawovi AGBOYIBO60,370


Messan Agbéyomé KODJO17,393


Brigitte Kafui ADJAMAGBO13,452


Bassabi KAGBARA8,341


Jean Nicolas Messan LAWSON6,027

Election Results Modified: Mar 02, 2010

General Information

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Togo

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Faure GNASSINGBE
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Gilbert HOUNGBO
  • Assembly: Togo has a unicameral National Assembly (Assemblée nationale) with 81 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by plurality vote to serve a 5-year term.
  • In the National Assembly (Assemblée nationale) 81 members are elected through a closed-list proportional representation system to serve 5-year terms.***

*** There are 35 multi-member constituencies. There is no threshold.

Main Candidates in the Presidential race:

    • Party: Rally of the Togolese People / Rassemblement du Peuple Togolais (RPT)
  • Bassabi KAGBARA
    • Party: Pan-African Democratic Party (PDP)
  • Brigitte Kafui ADJAMAGBO
    • Party: Democratic Convention of African Peoples / Convention démocratique des peuples africains (CDPA)
  • Jean-Pierre FABRE
    • Party: Union des Forces du Changement (UFC)
  • Yawovi AGBOYIBO
    • Party: Comité d'Action pour le Renouveau (CAR)
  • Messan Agbéyomé KODJO
    • Party: Organisation pour Bâtir dans l'Union un Togo Solidaire (OBUTS)
  • Jean Nicolas Messan LAWSON
    • Party: Parti du Renouveau et de la Rédemption (PRR)

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 6,390,851 (2010)
  • Registered Voters: 3,277,492 (March 2010)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 3,242,855 (2010)

·         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: 7 (following the 2007 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: 958,627 (est.)

Election Modified: Aug 17, 2023

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