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Critics Line Up Against Benin President's Preferred Successor

The candidate favored by Benin's president to succeed him in next month's election would make a disastrous leader of the West African nation, a group of dissidents from the ruling party and opposition politicians said Tuesday. The group, which includes trade union leaders, did not propose its own candidate, but the statement is likely to raise the temperature ahead of the election to replace President Thomas Boni Yayi, who must step down after two terms in office. The election...

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