Togo postpones parliament session on reforming constitution

2017-09-12 20:48
Picture: AFP

Picture: AFP

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Lome - Togo has suspended a parliamentary session after opposition members protested the lack of a promised discussion of constitutional reforms.

Opposition lawmakers on Tuesday demanded a discussion of the reinstatement of the country's 1992 constitution, which included presidential term limits.

Thousands of people across the small West African nation have been protesting against the 50-year rule of the Gnassingbe family and are seeking term limits for President Faure Gnassingbe.

The government last week introduced a draft bill on constitutional reform to parliament in an effort to contain the growing anti-government protests.

Main opposition party spokesperson Eric Dupuy says the heads of a parliamentary commission are expected to meet on Wednesday to review the draft.

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