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Yearbook 1996

Benin. According to, Benin elected president March 18. Former dictator General Mathieu Kérékou received 52% of the vote and won the election. Nicéphore Soglo, who has led the country since 1991, found it difficult to accept the loss of elections and considered that there was electoral fraud. Not until April 2 did he admit defeat, and a few days later the new government could be presented.

1996 Benin

In May, the country got a Swedish ambassador, Bo Wilén, who is already an ambassador to the Ivory Coast, Togo and Burkina Faso.

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