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Date:29 Feb 2016
Benin celebrates 26 years of multi-candidate presidential elections

Benin is marking its 26th anniversary of the National Conference of Active Forces of the Nation.

On Sunday the West African country will celebrate multi-candidate presidential elections just a week before voters head to the polls.

After an agreement on constitutional reforms in 1990, Benin put an end to 18 years of authoritarian regime.

“The first achievement of the National Conference of Active Forces of the Nation, it is primarily the preservation of social peace in preserving national unity,” Houdou Ali a Former minister said.

On March 6th the country will hold presidential elections in choose the fourth democratically elected leader.

A number of candidates including prominent businessmen are contesting to become Benin’s next president.

Source: africannews.com 


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