Togo opposition claims majority

Togo's opposition claimed a slim majority in the country's first multi-party parliament after partial results were announced last night, Reuter reports from Lome. Results announced by the national electoral commission gave the opposition 39 seats in the 81-seat parliament and 38 for parties supporting President Gnassingbe Eyadema, with four still to be announced. Yaovi Agboyibo, president of the Action Committee for Renewal, said his information indicated his party would take another three of the four seats remaining, giving the opposition at least 42 seats.