Veteran Togo leader seen winning third term, extending family rule

April 23, 2015 3:28 PM

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LOME, April 23 (Reuters) - Togo's President Faure Gnassingbe, unshackled by term limits and facing a divided opposition, looks set to win a third term in Saturday's election, extending his family's leadership of the tiny West African nation to more than half a century.

The opposition has lodged last-minute complaints over the system of tallying results from the election, which was delayed by 10 days to clean up voter lists, but tensions are well below the levels of 2005 when hundreds died in post-election violence.

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