Constitutional amendments approved in May 2019 changed the electoral system for the presidency to the two-round system, replacing the previous first-past-the-post system.
In October 2019 the main opposition party, the National Alliance for Change, confirmed its leader Jean-Pierre Fabre would be its candidate.
In January 2020, Emeritus Archbishop of Lomé, Philippe Fanoko Kossi Kpodzro, called for the suspension the presidential election to pave the way for electoral reforms.
Sources and further reading:
Assessing Africa’s 2020 Elections
Togo: Seven cleared to contest presidential election
West Africa’s key polls in 2020: Ghana, Ivory Coast, Guinea, Togo