Togo: Government

Togolese Republic Flag
Coat of Arms of Togolese Republic

Key Figures

Chief of State: President Faure Gnassingbé

Head of Government: Prime Minister Komi Sélom Klassou

Overview

Government Name: Togolese Republic

Constitution: Adopted: 2002; Establishes Togo as a parliamentary democracy. The constitution also specifies the powers and duties of the executive, judicial, and legislative branches and that these powers are independent from each other. Constitutional amendments reinforced the powers of the president against those of the prime minister who can no longer act on his own.

Government Type: Republic

Main Powers Election Process Election Cycle Source: ElectionGuide, http://www.electionguide.org/
Executive

President appoints prime minister and council of ministers. Prime minister advises president on appointments for council of ministers.

President is elected by plurality vote.

5 years

Judicial

Has unlimited jurisdiction and is the highest court.

Appointed by president.

Information not available

Legislative

Responsible for policy making and drafting legislation.

National Assembly (Assemblée nationale) members are elected through a closed-list proportional representation system.

5 years

International Relations

Foreign Policy Trends: Togo pursues an active foreign policy and participates in many international organizations. It is particularly active in West African regional affairs and in the African Union. Relations between Togo and neighboring states are generally good.

Regional Trade Blocs: ECOWAS

Treaties: Peace and Security Council


International Organization Participation  Source: CIA World Factbook

ACP AfDB AU ECOWAS EITI Entente
FAO FZ G-77 IAEA IBRD ICAO
ICC ICRM IDA IDB IFAD IFC
IFRCS ILO IMF IMO Interpol IOC
IOM IPU ISO ITSO ITU ITUC
MIGA MINUSMA NAM OIC OIF OPCW
PCA UN UNAMID UNCTAD UNESCO UNHCR
UNIDO UNMIL UNOCI UNWTO UPU WADB
WAEMU WCO WFTU WHO WIPO WMO
WTO

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Environmental Agreements  Source: CIA World Factbook

Biodiversity Climate Change Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol Desertification Endangered Species Law of the Sea
Ozone Layer Protection Ship Pollution Tropical Timber 06 Wetlands Whaling

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Tax Authority: Information not available

Tax Name: Information not available


Sources:

CIA World Factbook and U.S. Bilateral Relations Fact Sheets except where stated otherwise.

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