Benin. General elections were held in March. The Rebirth Party (Parti de la Renaissance du Bénin, PRB), led by former President Nicéphore Soglo, became the largest with 27 of Parliament’s 83 seats. At first it seemed as if parties in opposition to President Mathieu Kérékou were in the majority, which could have led to a complicated division of power, but in June Kérékou, with the support of ten parties, succeeded in forming a loyal ministry.
Visit Countryaah official website to get information about the capital city of Benin. The new government’s first difficult task was to overcome a national guard, which in the autumn lynched hundreds of suspected criminals in southwest Benin. In October, the army was deployed to the area.