The African Union described the takeover as a coup d'etat and there was considerable opposition within the country, particularly in the south were there were reports of several deaths following civilian uprisings. In response, Faure Gnassingbé agreed to hold elections.  On 24 April 2005, Gnassingbé was elected President of Togo after receiving over 60% of the vote according to official results and was sworn in as President on 03 May 2005.  He was re-elected again in March 2010.
Bruce Berry, 08 June 2013