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Benin considering single six year presidential term

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<p>Benin’s parliament is expected table a draft constitutional reform in days to come sources privy to the information have hinted.</p> <p>The new text according to authorities of the country, will correct the shortcomings of the present constitution.</p> <p>The draft constitution proposes among other changes putting in place a single 6 -year presidential term.</p> <p>Benin’s president Patrice Talon says this will ensure frequent change at the helm of the state and guarantee peace and security.</p> <p>The proposal has been lauded by critics -coming from Africa where heads of state are instead interested in looking for ways to stay in power.</p> <p>However, it has created division within the political class as some Beninese are still to have access to the text.</p> <p>An opposition movement has already planned a sit-in this Thursday in the capital to request the publication of the draft constitutional reform.</p>
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