Election watchdogs last month ruled that only two parties, both allied to President Patrice Talon, met toughened conditions of admissibility under new electoral laws.

Benin Republic’s President Patrice Talon won a second term with 86.36 per cent of the vote in a low turnout, according to provisional results from the electoral commission Tuesday, after a tense campaign.


“The duo Patrice Talon and Mariam Talata have obtained the majority of votes in the first round,” said Genevieve Boko Nadjo, vice president of Benin’s autonomous electoral commission CENA.

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