Togo's constitutional court declares president re-elected, gives final results

Togo's constitutional court has declared Faure Gnassingbe president for a third five-year term after tallying final votes.

Aboudou Assouma, head of the Constitutional Court, on Sunday said on state television that the final results show that Gnassingbe received a majority of the votes with about 59 percent. His main opposition challenger Jean-Pierre Fabre received about 35 percent of the votes.

The win extends a Gnassingbe family dynasty to nearly half a century. Gnassingbe has been in power since 2005 when he succeeded his father, who died after 38 years in office.

Fabre earlier this week rejected provisional results and called for people to mobilize by all legal means. The opposition had not yet reacted to the final results Sunday.

Assouma said the president would be sworn in on Monday.