Beninese parliamentary election, 2011

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Parliamentary elections were held in Benin on 30 April 2011, after being delayed from 17 April 2011.[1][2] Turnout was reportedly low.[3] The election saw a six-seat increase for the Cauri Forces for an Emerging Benin, composed of allies of the president Yayi Boni, which took nearly half the parliamentary seats. The election consolidated Boni's victory in the 2011 presidential elections the previous month; Adrien Houngbédji, the second-placed candidate, had rejected the validity of the presidential election results.[4]

Campaign[edit]

Around 20 parties and 1,600 candidates contested the elections.[3] The major opposition was formed by a new alliance of parties, Union Makes the Nation, whose leader Houngbédji had run for president in 2006 under the banner of the Democratic Renewal Party.

Results[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/–
Cowry Forces for an Emerging Benin 665,810 33.35 41 +6
Union Makes the Nation 537,632 26.93 30
Cauris 2 Alliance 128,974 6.46 2
G13 Baobab Alliance 118,289 5.93 2
Hope ForceUnion for Relief 99,698 4.99 2 –3
Union for Benin 87,179 4.37 2
Amana Alliance 62,501 3.13 2
Strength in Unity Alliance 51,723 2.59 2
New Courage Alliance 40,684 2.04 0
New Force Alliance 37,434 1.88 0
Party for the Republican Union 32,393 1.62 0
Patriotic Revival 29,525 1.48 0
Common Action Front 24,685 1.24 0
Liberal Democrats' Rally for National Reconstruction – Vivoten 21,784 1.09 0
New Forces for Democracy and Development 14,572 0.73 0
Benin Movement–Fight Against Poverty 13,570 0.68 0
Sacred Union of Awakening for Development 12,886 0.65 0
Movement for Revival, Democracy and Development 10,374 0.52 0
Our Common Destiny 6,513 0.33 0
Invalid/blank votes 95,757
Total 2,091,983 100 83 0
Registered voters/turnout 3,629,837 57.63
Sources: Benin Elections (votes) Constitutional Court (seats), Benin Elections (registered voters)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Benin to hold presidential vote on Feb 27 AFP, 11 January 2011
  2. ^ Benin's parliamentary polls pushed to April 30 Sous le Manguier, 4 April 2011
  3. ^ a b Benin votes in parliamentary election AFP, 30 April 2011
  4. ^ Adrien Houngbédji (2011-03-11). "Déclaration de Houngbédji suite aux résultats" (in French). Union fait la Nation. Retrieved 2011-11-06.