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    Benin History
    2001 Elections
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    Source: U.S. Department of State

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          During the 2001 elections, however, alleged irregularities and dubious practices led to a boycott of the run-off poll by the main opposition candidates. The four top-ranking contenders following the first round presidential elections were Mathieu Kerekou (incumbent) 45.4%, Nicephore Soglo (former president) 27.1%, Adrien Houngbedji (National Assembly Speaker) 12.6%, and Bruno Amoussou (Minister of State) 8.6%. The second round balloting, originally scheduled for March 18, 2001, was postponed for days because both Soglo and Houngbedji withdrew, alleging electoral fraud. This left Kerekou to run against his own Minister of State, Amoussou, in what was termed a "friendly match."


        NOTE: The information regarding the Benin on this page is re-published from U.S. Department of State. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Benin History information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Benin History should be addressed to the U.S. Department of State.

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