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Togo's Election: Trouble Ahead.

The citizens of the African nation of Togo go to the polls Sunday.

In Togo, unfortunately, might makes right:


For far too long, the government has monopolized the might, and, as a result, the people are getting anxious.

Publius Pundit blog has a nice look at what to expect.

Some background on Togo, from the AP:


Gateway Pundit has more (also here).

Freedom House rates Togo as "not free," and asserts that the "Togolese people cannot change their government democratically." Often, however, when an enduring dictator dies, as was recently the case in Togo, the door of opportunity opens for a fresh start. Still, the odds for a positive outcome aren't great.

Posted by Will Franklin · 23 April 2005 10:24 PM


Don't you think it is great how the children of dictators feel they are entitled to just take over after their parent dies! I love that about them! I doubt the people are going to stand for that too much longer though!...Poor guy, I think he is in for a rude awakening!

Posted by: Zsa Zsa at April 24, 2005 09:33 AM

He thinks he is such a special little guy!...Too bad for him, the natives don't think he is as special as he thinks he is!... Ha Ha...

Posted by: Marge at April 24, 2005 07:16 PM

Nice post, Will. I do hope this story has a happy ending but am apprehensive. Six demonstrators were already killed in one rally last weekend. And that was before the election. Some of the citizens say they are for the son to jurnaists but I am thinking that this is just because a microphone is shoved into their face... that they are conditioned that way. We will see!

Posted by: jim hoft at April 24, 2005 09:22 PM