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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