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Army Generals, Former Ministers, Others Set To Contest For President In Benin


The Republic of Benin National Electoral Commission (CENA) said 47 candidates had filed their papers to contest Benin’s presidential election scheduled for February 28. It said in a press release today in Cotonou, the country’s capital, that among the candidates are former ministers, Members of Parliament, two army generals and economic operators.

CENA said the list of candidates would be transmitted to the Constitutional Court for validation. However, they have only 14 days to campaign, which would be from February 12 to 26.

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