About political parties in Benin

Published 31st January, 2011

Amongst the political parties in Benin there are a number of alliances.

One grouping, the Presidential Movement supported the presidential incumbent in the 2003 National Assembly elections.

Within the Presidential Movement a further grouping called the Union for Future Benin can be found (See below for details).

There is a further grouping within the Presidential Movement called the Alliance MDC-PS-CPP which is made up of three parties; Movement for Development by Culture, the Salute Party and the Congress of People for Progress.

The Star Alliance (Alliance Étoile) is an opposition grouping of three parties; Builders and Managers of Freedom and Democracy, The Greens and the Union for Democracy and National Solidarity (Union pour la Démocratie et la Solidarité Nationale).

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