Togolese opposition threatens to boycott elections
Jul. 04, 2013
LOME, Togo (AP) — Opposition parties in the tiny nation of Togo are threatening to boycott parliamentary elections on July 21, barely 48 hours ahead of the kickoff of the campaign. It's the latest setback to the country's plans to hold the much-delayed poll.
Brigitte Adjamagbo Johnson, leader of the Rainbow Coalition said the opposition group did not intend to run if their supporters are not allowed onto local electoral commissions, and if the number and locations of polling stations are not clearly stated.
Johnson said: "How do we go to polls if we don't know where the polling stations are?"
Johnson charged that the government has failed to keep the promises it made to balance the composition of the election commission during peace talks held last month.