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Position:Around Africa - Benin - Mathieu Kerekou wins presidential race - Statistical Data Included
 
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As we went to press, a second round of voting was due to be held in Benin's presidential election, after the first round had produced no winner. Mathieu Kerekou, the incumbent, won 47,06% of the votes while Nicephore Soglo who ruled the country between April 1991 and March 1996 (after beating Kerekou in the 1991 presidential race), won only 28,94%. The election was contested by 15 other candidates.

This is the third time in 10 years that Benin has had to have a run-off. In 1991, Soglo beat Kerekou in the run-off, and in 1996, Kerekou returned the...

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