Parliamentary Elections in Togo take place on March 24 2013. These elections were postponed from October 2013 due to protests and demands for electoral reforms. The last elections were held in 2007 in which the Rally for the Togolese People won 24 seats, the Union of Forces for Change 27 and the Action Committee for Renewal 4 out of thee 81 seats. President Gnassingbe disbanded and replaced the Rally for the Togolese people with a new party, the Union for the Republic.
Djibouti went to the polls for the National Assembly (Assemblée nationale) elections on the 22nd of February 2013. More than 173,000 people are expected to have voted for the 65 seats available in the National Assembly.[i] It is also said to be the first time in a decade that the opposition has not boycotted the elections.[ii] In fact no opposition politicians have been elected in the Horn of Africa nation since it gained its independence from France in 1977. [iii] This means that there will be opposition politicians in the parliament, a good sign for democracy in Djibouti.