The Prime minister of togo, Komi Sélom Klassou was submitted on Friday his resignation to president Faure Gnassingbé, who has accepted it, asking him to continue to manage current affairs until the appointment of his successor.
This is according to a communiqué of the Presidency of the Republic of togo on Friday evening.
“In accordance with article 66 of the constitution of togo, the prime minister, Mr Komi Sélom Klassou was presented to the President of the republic, his resignation and that of his entire government,” says the press release.
And he added : “the President of the Republic has accepted this resignation and has (…) commended the Prime minister and the entire government team for their efforts in the pursuit of economic reforms, political and social, incurred by our country in the last few years.”
“The President of the Republic has instructed the prime minister to dispatch current business” concluded the press release of the presidency of the republic of togo.
The resignation of the prime minister of togo, in office since 2015 following the re-election of Faure Gnassingbé for his 3rd presidential term, took place after the legislative elections of 20 December.
The Togo with a new National Assembly, will need to know a new government.
The head of the state has the option to choose or not, to deal with the various political parties in the new national assembly for the appointment of the next government.
Gilbert Bawara, the spokesperson of the outgoing government, a very close associate of Faure Gnassingbé, has already warned in an interview with local media at the beginning of the week ” it takes away any possibility for the head of state of a Union government …”
President Faure Gnassingbé is “constitutionally” free to appoint who he wants, in either the parliamentary majority or in the minority or even an external personality ” Prime minister “.
He has no time to appoint the next prime minister. For the appointment of Komi Sélom Klassou, it took him two weeks of consultations.
Togo, who believed out of the political crisis in which it is plunged since August, 2017 with the holding of the general elections on 20 December 2018, is a long way to go.
The coalition of 14 opposition parties did not participate in the legislative and claims not to recognize the new assembly that was preparing to take office on 08 January 2019.
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