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Benin

Republic of Benin

10,741,458 10

Population (as of July 1, 2016)

Elections in our database

4,702,168 68.34%

Registered Voters (as of March 23, 2016)

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
Beninese National Assembly Assemblée Nationale Assembly

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Patrice TALON
  • Head of Government: President Patrice TALON
  • 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
Beninese 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%
Beninese National Assembly 2003-03-30 1,724,093 3,084,442 55.9%
Beninese National Assembly 2007-03-31 2,312,534 3,919,550 59.0%
President 2011-03-13 3,111,833 3,668,558 84.82%
Beninese National Assembly 2011-04-30 - 3,692,837 -
Beninese National Assembly 2015-04-26 2,946,042 4,470,000 -
President 2016-03-06 3,010,888 4,702,168 -
President 2016-03-20 3,082,998 4,702,168 -

Voter Turnout