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Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe

Togolese President Faure Gnassingbé speaks to journalists after a meeting with the French president at the Elysee Palace in Paris on November 15, 2013.

Photo by Patrick Kovarik/AFP via Getty Images

Togo's President Will Now be Elected by Parliament

Ahead of next month’s parliamentary elections, lawmakers have adjusted the constitution that makes the country's presidency a ceremonial position and only for a single 6-year term.