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Yawa Djigbodi Tsegan Becomes First Woman to Head Togo’s National Assembly

Yawa Djigbodi Tsegan has just inscribed her name in the history of Togo taking the reins of the Togolese National Assembly.

According to the AFP report, the tax inspector from the Union for Republic section was elected with 88 votes out of 89.

With this victory, the 47-year-old heroine becomes the first woman to reach such a position in the country.

She has taken the place of Dama Dramani president since September 2013. Although it is a new experience for Yawa, it should be noted that before reaching this point, she had already held the position of first quaestor in the former office of The national assembly.

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“It is with responsibility that we take this role, facing the various challenges that lie ahead,” she told reporters.

On December 20, 2018, the legislative elections were boycotted by the opposition because of “irregularities”.

Despite this pressure, some residents have been filling their duty at the polls. At the end of the ballot, 91 new deputies were elected.

Observers from the African Union (AU) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) welcomed the good conduct of these legislative elections, as did West African leaders who judged on 22 December in Abuja that these “free and transparent” elections were in line with their roadmap for a way out of the crisis in Togo.

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