President Gnassingbe won a third term in the April 2015 presidential election. Gnassingbe received 58.8% of the vote. His main challenger, National Alliance for Change Party President Jean-Pierre Fabre received 35%. Turnout was 60%.
Following his re-election, Gnassingbe appointed Komi Slom Klassou as prime minister. Klassou previously served as Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports as well as Minister of Primary and Secondary Education. Klassou took office as prime minister on June 5, 2015.