Togo votes in delayed presidential election

April 25, 2015 10:18 AM

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LOME (Reuters) - Togo began voting on Saturday in an election expected to give President Faure Gnassingbe a third term in power, facing a divided opposition and controversy over how results are tallied and announced.

Gnassingbe has been president since 2005 when his father died after 38 years in charge. Campaigning has been largely peaceful and there are no signs of the tensions that led to violence in 2005, when hundreds died after the election.

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