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Togolese General Promises Return to Constitutional Rule


A Togolese general says the military has agreed to return the country to "constitutional order" to resolve the crisis over the installation of President Faure Gnassingbe.

General Seyi Memene said the military agreed to the move after talks Tuesday with West African diplomats.

He did not say weather elections will be held within 60 days as specified under Togo's former constitution.

Lawmakers amended the constitution earlier this month after the death of longtime President Gnassingbe Eyadema, allowing his son to serve out his term until 2008.

The regional grouping, known as the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), has threatened sanctions against the Togolese government if it does not hold fresh elections.

Some information for this report provided by Reuters, AFP, AP.

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