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Independence: April 27, 1960 (from French-administered UN trusteeship).
Constitution: Adopted 1992.
Branches: Executive--president (chief of state); prime minister (head of government). Legislative--National Assembly. Judicial--Supreme Court.
Subdivisions: 30 prefectures.
Political parties: Rassemblement du Peuple Togolais (RPT); Union des Forces de Changement (UFC); Comite d'action pour le Renouveau (CAR), Pan-African Patriotic Convergence Party (CPP) Suffrage: Universal adult.
National holiday: Independence Day, April 27.
Government of Togo
Togo’s transition to democracy is stalled. Its democratic institutions remain nascent and fragile. President Eyadema, who has ruled Togo under a one-party system for nearly 25 of his 37 years in power, remains the dominant political figure and controls the security forces.
The Togolese judiciary is modeled on the French system. For administrative purposes, Togo is divided into 30 prefectures, each having an appointed prefect.