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Polls Open in Benin Presidential Elections

Nearly 5 million eligible voters in the West African nation of Benin are expected to cast their ballots Sunday for the country's next president. Thirty-three candidates are running to succeed Thomas Boni Yayi. He is leaving office after the legally mandated two terms, reinforcing Benin's reputation as a model of democracy on the troubled continent, where many leaders are revising their countries' constitution so they can remain in power. Boni Yayi told reporters as he cast...

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