Legislative polls underway in Togo as opposition stage boycott

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Togolese went to the polls on Thursday morning in a calm and under strong military presence to elect their deputies.

The vote is being boycotted by 14 opposition parties denouncing an ” election hold up” by the ruling party.

In the capital Lomé, most polling station opened at 7:00 GMT as planned. In the district of Doumassessé, home of the ruling UNIR party, voters had already lined up to cast their ballot according to AFP.

At the crossroads of the capital, and the service stations, the sec…

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