Benin's parliament rejects proposed amendments toward single presidential term, women's representation

5 April 2017
Benin's parliament on Tuesday narrowly rejected a proposal from President Patrice Talon to amend the constitution, including introducing a single presidential term, down from the currently permitted two. After a day of heated debate, 60 deputies voted in favour of the bill, with 22 against and one abstention. Any change in the constitution needs the approval of four-fifths of the national assem[...] Read more here: AFP/Daily Mail


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