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Date:13 Feb 2016
Benin: Bishops’ conference calls on prime minister to resign

As Benin prepares for a February 28 presidential election, the nation’s bishops sponsored a conference that denounced corruption and called upon Prime Minister Lionel Zinsou to resign because he is a presidential candidate.

The conference’s statement, published on the bishops’ website, also exhorted President Thomas Boni Yayi not to use public funds to support government-backed candidates.

Benin is “characterized by corruption and particularly menaced by the scale of electoral corruption,” according to the statement, which was published on February 7.

The statement also called upon citizens to reject electoral bribes and vote “according to their conscience and in the fear of God.”

The West African nation of 10.9 million is 34% Catholic and 24% Muslim

Source: www.catholicculture.org 


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