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Benin Prime Minister Concedes Defeat in Presidential Runoff

Benin's prime minister has phoned businessman Patrice Talon to concede defeat and congratulate him on his victory in the West African country's presidential runoff.   Prime Minister Lionel Zinsou said late Sunday in a statement that provisional results show a clear victory for Talon.    Zinsou, a French-born investment banker named prime minister last year, said that he called Talon, known locally as "the king of cotton,'' to say he would help with the...

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