Togo’s President–the Former President’s Son Who Used the Military to Take Over After His Father’s Death– Steps Down After Strong International Pressure

by BBC News

Togo’s interim leader Faure Gnassingbe has said he is stepping down as president, after strong international pressure to leave office.In a statement broadcast on state media, Mr Faure said he would stand as a candidate in a presidential election due to be held in two months’ time.Mr Faure said the move would “guarantee the transparency” of the poll.