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Yearbook 2007

Benin. According to CountryAAH, the Kauri forces of an emerging Benin, an alliance of about twenty parties supporting the new President Boni Yayi, received 35 of Parliament's 83 seats in the March 31 election. A smaller alliance around former President Nicéphore Soglo was given 20 seats. The former military dictatorship and the one-party Marxist state of Benin are often cited as a democratic example in Africa, but the arrangements surrounding the elections have often been flawed. So this time too, when the election has to be postponed for a week due to poor preparation.

2007 Benin

Shortly before the election, President Boni was subjected to a murder attempt when a vehicle column he was traveling in was shot. Several members of the party were injured, but the president escaped. The perpetrators remained unknown.

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