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Benin

Republic of Benin

9,598,787 8

Population (as of July 1, 2012)

Elections in our database

73.79%

Registered Voters (as of )

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 -
National Assembly 2015-04-26 - - -

Voter Turnout