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Benin

Patrice Guillaume Athanase Talon

Date of Birth: 1 May 1958
Place of Birth: Ouidah


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Breaking the democratic line

Most of the big opposition parties boycotted the political dialogue called by President Patrice Talon on 7 October to defuse the crisis triggered by his exclusion of some of the country's most prominent politicians from the parliamentary elections in April...


Protectionism and patronage

It also hits the finances of the Benin government and President Patrice Talon's own business empire; the president's personal interests are now central to the national economy...


A Talon for authoritarianism

President Patrice Talon continues to rebuff calls for a rerun of the 28 April parliamentary polls which were marked by a meagre 23% turnout after opposition parties were excluded (AC Vol 60 No 9 Talon turns back the clock)...


Talon turns back the clock

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...


The shoo-in is booed off

The winner of the presidential election business tycoon Patrice Talon remains a cipher as the impact of his unexpected victory sinks in and the public wonders what changes he may bring...


Zinsou stretches his lead

The choice of food importing tycoon Sébastien Germain Ajavon as candidate of Emmanuel Goulou's Parti social démocrate (PSD) has upset two other big names businessman Patrice Talon and Fernand Amoussou...


Stay on, moi?

So when Yayi accused a former friend wealthy businessman Patrice Talon of trying to assassinate him people sat up...


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