Constitution of the Republic of Togo, May 5, 1963


Togo (officially known as the Togolese Republic) became a German protectorate in 1884 and a German colony in 1905. After World War I, it was made a French protectorate under a League of Nations mandate. The country gained its independence from France in 1960 under the leadership of Sylvanus Olympio (1902-63), a business leader who had studied at the London School of Economics and was employed by the United Africa Company. Olympio was assassinated on January 13, 1963, in what is considered the first coup d’état of the post-colonial era in Africa. This document is the Constitution of the Togolese Republic, adopted by the new government on May 5, 1963. This constitution was superseded by a new one in 1980, and a more democratic constitution in 1992.


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Imprimerie Editogo, Lomé, Togo


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Constitution de la République Togolaise, 5 mai 1963.


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