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Benin

Republic of Benin

9,598,787 7

Population (as of July 1, 2012)

Elections in our database

4,000,000 73.79%

Registered Voters (as of March 1, 2007)

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
President President Head of Government
National Assembly Assemblée Nationale Assembly
President President Head of State

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Thomas Boni YAYI
  • Head of Government: President Thomas Boni YAYI
  • Assembly: Benin has a unicameral National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale) with 83 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by absolute majority vote through a two-round system to serve a 5-year term.
  • In the National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale) 83 members are elected through a closed-list proportional representation system to serve 4-year terms.***

*** Seats are split into 24 multi-member constituencies creating a low district magnitude.

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Elections

Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
National Assembly 1999-03-30 1,894,994 2,769,323 68.43%
President 2001-03-04 2,662,595 3,034,471 87.74%
President 2001-03-18 1,707,604 3,152,365 54.17%
National Assembly 2003-03-30 - 3,096,867 -
National Assembly 2007-03-31 - 3,919,550 -
President 2011-03-13 3,111,833 3,668,558 84.82%
National Assembly 2011-04-30 - 4,000,000 -

Voter Turnout