Benin

Presidential 2006


Published

The Presidential election went to two rounds which took place on 5 and 19 March.

In the second round Yayi Boni received 74.60% of the vote and Adrien Houngbédji (PRD) came second with 25.40%. Yayi Boni was elected President.

First round results:

Yayi Boni 35.78%
Adrien Houngbédji (PRD) 24.22%
Bruno Amoussou (PSD) 16.29%
Léhadi Soglo (RB) 8.44%
Antoine Kolawolé Idji (MADEP) 3.25%
Lazare Sèhouéto (MAP) 2.04%
Sévérin Adjovi (RDL-Vivoten) 1.78%
Antoine Dayori (FE) 1.25%

There were an additional 18 candidates in the first round all of whom received less than 1% of the vote.

Second round:

Registered voters: 3,919,550
Total Votes: 2,725,634
Turnout: 69.%% (First round: 81.7%)

Source: www.africanelections.tripod.com

More detailed briefing on the politics and risk of doing business in this country is available to clients and subscribers. If you would like to know more then please contact enquiries@tradebridgeconsultants.com