Gnassingbé Eyadéma Biography

General Gnassingbé Eyadéma was the President of Togo from 1967 until his death in 2005. He participated in two successful military coups, in January 1963 and January 1967, and became President on April 14, 1967. As President, he created a political party, the Rally of the Togolese People, and headed an anticommunist single-party regime until the early 1990s, when reforms leading to multiparty elections began. Although his rule was seriously challenged by the events of the early 1990s, he ultimately consolidated power again and won multiparty presidential elections in 1993, 1998, and 2003; the opposition boycotted the 1993 election and denounced the 1998 and 2003 election results as fraudulent. At the time of his death, Eyadéma was the longest-serving ruler in Africa. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Gnassingbé Eyadéma
Nationality:
Togo
Profession:
Politician
Date of Birth:
December 26, 1935
Astrological Sign:
Capricorn
Date of Death:
February 5, 2005
Age at Death:
69
Cause of Death:
Myocardial infarction
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