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Vol 60 No 9

Published 3rd May 2019


Benin

Talon turns back the clock

Banning opposition parties from contesting parliamentary elections is the latest episode in a presidential crackdown

After almost three decades as an admired pioneer of democratic freedom in francophone Africa, Benin has just conducted a parliamentary election from which all parties were excluded save for the two backed by President Patrice Talon.

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