The Rally of the Togolese People (RPT) was an African nationalist political party in Togo that existed from 1969 to 2012. The party was founded by Gnassingbe Eyadema, who seized power in a military coup in 1969 and became a staunchly anti-communist dictator. Eyadema portrayed himself as an invulnerable superhero with super-strength, and he was known for his cult of personality. In 1991, the country transitioned to multi-party elections, but Gnassingbe Eyadema maintained power until his 2005 death, and his son Faure Gnassingbe became President of Togo after his father's death. The RPT was replaced by Faure's own Union for the Republic of Togo party in 2012.


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