Democracy in Benin

Democracy Ratings

Freedom House 2018

Score:

2 out of 7

(where lower scores are more democratic)

Freedom Status:

Free

EIU Democracy Index 2017

Score:

5.61 out of 10

(where higher scores are more democratic)

World Ranking:

87

Polity IV 2016

Score:

7

(from -10 to 10, where higher scores are more democratic)

Category:

Democracy

 

Political System

System of Government Presidential
Presidential Electoral System Two Round System
Last Presidential Election 2016
Next Presidential Election 2021
Presidential Term Limits Two, five-year terms
System of Appointment to Legislature

Party List PR

24 multi-member constitutencies

Last Legislative Election

2015

Next Legislative Election

2019

Number of Seats in Legislature 83
Female quota, representation in lower house No(introduced and redacted in 2010)

Results

Last presidential election (2016)
Candidate (Party) Votes (%)
1st round 2nd round
Lionel Zinsou 28.43 34.63
Patrice Talon 24.73 65.37
Sébastien Ajavon 22.96
Abdoulaye Bio-Tchané 8.69
Pascal Koupaki 5.87
Robert Gbian 1.54
Fernand Amoussou 1.17
Issa Salifou 1.02
Aké Natonde 0.88
Nassirou Bako Arifari 0.63
Mohamed Atao Hinnouho 0.41
Saliou Youssao Aboudou 0.40
Bertin Koovi 0.37
Richard Senou 0.27
Karimou Chabi Sika 0.24
Zul-Kifl Salami 0.22
Elisabeth Agbossaga 0.19
Issifou Kogui N’douro 0.17
Zacharie Cyriaque Goudali 0.17
Kamarou Fassassi 0.16
Gabriel Ayivi Adjavon 0.14
Marcel de Souza 0.14
Azizou El-Hadj Issa 0.14
Omer Rustique Guezo 0.13
Jean-Alexandre Hountondji 0.13
Daniel Edah 0.12
Marie-Elise Gbèdo 0.12
Christian Enock Lagnide 0.11
Issa Badarou Soule 0.11
Simon Pierre Adovelande 0.09
Moudjaidou Soumanou Issoufou 0.09
Gatien Houngbedji 0.08
Kessile Tchala Sare 0.04

 

Last legislative election (2015)    
Party Votes (%) Seats
Cauri Forces for an Emerging Benin (FCBE-Amana) 39.8 33
Union Makes the Nation (UN) 15.7 13
Party for Democratic Renewal (PRD) 12.0 10
National Alliance for Development and Democracy (AND) 6.0 5
Patriotic Revival Party (RB-RP) 8.4 7
Sun Alliance 4.8 4
United Democratic Front (FDU) 4.8 4
Alliance of Triumphant Benin 2.4 2
Scout Alliance 2.4 2
Union of Benin 2.4 2
Resoatao Party 39.8 1

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