Togo's prime minister forms new government

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Posted: Jul 31, 2012 1:08 PM
Togo's prime minister forms new government

LOME, Togo (AP) — Togo's new prime minister has put together a transitional government following months of political turmoil in the tiny West African country.

An announcement read on national television Tuesday confirmed the formation of the 29-member government, which includes many of the same members as the previous one.

Prime Minister Kwesi Seleagodzi Ahoomey-Zunu's new government includes six ministers from the largest parliamentary opposition party.

The former prime minister handed in his resignation earlier this month after weeks of anti-government demonstrations.

The same family has ruled Togo for almost half a century. President Faure Gnassingbe assumed power in 2005 after the death of his father, the longtime dictator. Legislative elections are set for October.