August 9, 2013

BENIN: President Fires Entire Cabinet

Benin’s President Boni Yayi sacked his entire government on Friday, according a statement issued by his office.

Benin's President Boni Yayi
Benin’s President Boni Yayi

The move was aimed at freshening up the 26-member cabinet, which had been in place since Yayi was re-elected for a second five-year term as president in 2011, the statement added.

It was not clear when the new government will be named. Cotton-producing Benin has enjoyed two decades of political stability since multi-party democracy was restored in the early 1990s.

Reuters

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