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Vol 52 No 2

Published 21st January 2011


Benin

Battle of the bankers

Two financial experts are duelling for the presidential election in April in a campaign that will focus on development issues

The two main contenders in April’s presidential election – both regional bankers – are evenly matched but for now the balance of support favours the incumbent, President Thomas Yayi Boni. His adversary, Abdoulaye Bio Tchané, the Governor of the Banque ouest-africaine de développement, is an ambitious, determined official in international financial institutions. His presidential campaign will show similar qualities.

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