Togo ’ s prime minister and his government have resigned , the West African nation’ s presidency said late Friday.
President Faure Gnassingbe congratulated prime minister Komi Selom Klassou and his team for their “ economic , political and social efforts and the encouraging results despite the health crisis around the world” , a statement on the presidency’ s official website said .
Togo has been due for a political reshuffle since Gnassingbe was reelected in February for a fourth term in office , but changes were delayed by the coronavirus pandemic .
The president ’ s election win , which came after a constitutional change allowing him to run , extended more than a half- century of dynastic rule over the former French colony by the Gnassingbe family .
The victory was disputed by the main opposition challenger, who has faced official harassment in the wake of the vote .