Togo's presidential election will be held on April 15, the government said Tuesday, the eve of a ruling party conference at which incumbent Faure Gnassingbe is expected to be selected as candidate.
The Council of Ministers, sitting in Pya, 440 kilometres (275 miles) north of the capital, Lome, announced in a statement that "the electorate is called for the presidential election on April 15, 2015".
Gnassingbe, in power for the last 10 years, is expected to be chosen to run for a third term of office when his ruling Union for the Republic (Unir) party meets on Wednesday.
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