Togo Votes as President Seeks to Continue Family Dynasty

April 25, 2015 10:31 AM

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Voters have begun casting their ballots for president in the West African nation of Togo, a country that has been ruled by the same family for nearly 50 years.

President Faure Gnassingbe cast his ballot in the capital, Lome, on Saturday morning. Gnassingbe's father ruled Togo for 38 years before dying of a heart attack in 2005. The son assumed power and later that year won an election, widely viewed as violent and flawed. He won another election in 2010.

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