The Congress of the Union for the Republic, the Unir, the ruling party in Togo ended Sunday, October 29. The party, created by Faure Gnassingbé in 2012 to replace the Togolese People’s Rally of his predecessor and father, Gnassingbe Eyadema, is now led by new bodies called to make the party a true government party.
The Congress of the Union for the Republic gathered a little more than 2000 delegates for two days of work. Five motions were voted including a special and a resolution.
The special motion supports the party president and the president of the republic for the reforms that lead to the upcoming referendum. Clearly, the Congress has decided, the law on constitutional reform passed in Parliament will be submitted to referendum, it remains only to set a date and start the electoral process.
Led since its creation in 2012 by an interim office, the Unir is now equipped with legal tools. Faure Gnassingbé remains the founding president, surrounded by regional vice-presidents, an executive secretary, and a treasurer who is responsible for the remobilization of activists.
The founding president of the party did not come to the closing of the works according to his personal representative, Komi Selom Klassou. The congress will help define a new activist profile and finally establish the main governing bodies of the party.