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Benin Prime Minister Confirms Run for President in 2016

Benin's Prime Minister Lionel Zinsou said Tuesday he would run for president on behalf of the ruling party in an election next year, burying fears that President Thomas Boni Yayi will defy constitutional term limits and seek a third term. Moves by African leaders to extend their terms of office have triggered unrest in other African states, such as Burundi and Burkina Faso. Zinsou said he would focus his presidency on supporting the poorest and most vulnerable, bringing more...

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