The Foreign Desk

Explainer 164: What happened to democracy in Benin?

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8 May 2019

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The tiny west African country has been, in recent memory at least, a bastion of democracy. But just before this month’s elections, a new law effectively stopped all political parties but two – both favoured by the president – from running. Was this a bureaucratic fumble gone too far or is something more sinister afoot?

8 May 2019

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