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]


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.


Party Seats +/–
Cowry Forces for an Emerging Benin 41 +6
Union Makes the Nation 30
Amana Alliance 2
Alliance G13 Baobab 2
Cauris 2 Alliance 2
Hope ForceUnion for Relief 2 –3
Strength in Unity Alliance 2
Union for Benin 2
Total 83 0
Source: Constitutional Court


  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.