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Togo’s Parliament has voted to reinstate the two-term limit for Presidents, but the change does not apply to the current leader.

President Faure Gnassingbé who will be eligible to run in future elections in 2020 and 2025, meaning he could potentially remain in power until 2030.

Opposition politicians wanted the new cap to apply to President Gnassingbé but the ruling party’s proposal won.

The announcement was made shortly before midnight after 90 of the 91 MPs cast a secret ballot in favour of the constitutional revision.

The matter has stirred controversy in recent years.

Yet the changes are not so surprising given that two-thirds of the representatives are allied to the governing party, following last year’s legislative election which the opposition boycotted.

During a debate in Parliament, several MPs threatened to boycott the vote over a proposal to also extend the presidential mandate to seven years.

In the end, the lawmakers voted to stick to five years

SourceBBC NEWS

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