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Benin PM Zinsou to face businessman Patrice Talon in runoff

Benin PM Zinsou to face businessman Patrice Talon in runoff

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Benin’s Prime Minister Lionel Zinsou gained 28.4 percent of votes in the country’s presidential election and will face a runoff against prominent businessman Patrice Talon, results from the national electoral commission showed on Tuesday.

Sunday’s election, which was contested by 33 candidates, is to choose a successor to President Thomas Boni Yayi, who is stepping down from power in the small West African state after two terms as mandated by the constitution.

Voting closed Sunday evening with a few incidences noted though there were some reports that the ink applied to voters was not visible enough according to witnesses who spoke to Reuters.

No reports of violence was reported throughout the whole exercise.

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