Issifou Okoulou-Kantchati, Togolese politician, Died at 65

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Issifou Okoulou-Kantchati was born on January 23, 1951, and died on October 20, 2016.

He was a Togolese politician.

Issifou Okoulou-Kantchati last served in the government of Togo as Minister of City Planning and Housing.

Issifou Okoulou-Kantchati studied in France and became a member of the Central Committee of the Rally of the Togolese People (RPT) in 1977.

During the 1990s,he headed the Alliance of Democrats for the Republic (ADR), a political party.

Issifou Okoulou-Kantchati was Quaestor of the High Council of the Republic, which was established as the transitional parliament in 1991.

During an August 1996 by-election for a seat in the National Assembly from Oti, Okoulou-Kantchati, standing as the ADR candidate, placed second in the first round, receiving 32.89% of the vote against 40.19% for RPT candidate Stanislas Baba.

Then, Baba narrowly defeated him in the second round, receiving 51.41% of the vote.

Issifou Okoulou-Kantchati passed away at 65 years old.

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