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
Togolese Republic Flag
Coat of Arms of Togolese Republic

Index of Economic Freedom

Grades each country on a scale of 0 to 100, based on ten freedoms, with 100 representing the greatest amount of economic autonomy from government intervention. Source: Heritage Foundation (2018)

Country Risk Rating

C
A very uncertain political and economic outlook and a business environment with many troublesome weaknesses can have a significant impact on corporate payment behavior. Corporate default probability is high. Source: Coface (2018)

Government Branches

Main Powers Election Process Election Cycle 1
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

Regional Trade Blocs

International Organization Participation [2]

Environmental Agreements [3]

Tax Information [2]

Tax Authority:
Information not available
Tax Name:
Information not available

Sources:

  1. ElectionGuide http://www.electionguide.org/
  2. EY, http://www.ey.com
  3. CIA World Factbook, https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/
  4. U.S. Bilateral Relations Fact Sheets http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/