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Vol 64 No 2

Published 19th January 2023


Clipping the President's talons

Having broken the government's monopoly in the national assembly, winning 28 of the 109 seats in last Sunday's legislative elections, the Démocrates have established themselves as the principal opposition force in Benin – and the only one represented in the national assembly. This leaves them placed to mount a presidential challenge in 2026, when any candidate will have to be nominated by parliamentarians.

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