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Benin’s President Talon wins re-election to serve 5 more years

– – Benin’s President Patrice Talon has been re-elected with 86% of the votes, provisional results released by the national electoral commission shows. His closest rival, Allasane Soumanou secured about 11.3% while Corentin Kohou came in third with 2.3%, with a voter turnout of 50%. The final results would have to be announced by the Beninese Constitutional Court. The election could not be held in 13 of the country’s 546 districts, because of security problems in some areas in the country’s northern and central regions. President Patrice Talon had previously…

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Benin President Talon seeks five more years in Sunday’s election

– – Benin’s President Patrice Talon had previously vowed to serve only one term in office but he now seeks a second term of five more years in Sunday’s election. He is the favourite to win the race to rule the West African nation considered by many to be one of the continent’s model democracies. Talon in 2017 a year after he was elected in 2016 failed in his attempt to reform his country’s constitution. Reducing the current two five-year presidential term to just one six-year term was among the reforms…

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