Democratic Renewal Party (Benin)

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The Democratic Renewal Party (French: Parti du renouveau démocratique) is a political party of Benin led by Adrien Houngbédji. Houngbédji lived in exile for several years, but returned to Benin to take part in the National Conference of 1990. He built up his party largely around other exiled Beninese. PRD was legally recognized on September 24, 1990.

Houngbédji was elected to the National Assembly in the 1991 parliamentary election and served as President of the National Assembly until 1995.

In 1996 PRD joined the government, and Houngbédji was appointed Prime Minister. The coalition didn't last, however. Following the 1999 parliamentary election, Houngbédji was again elected as President of the National Assembly.

The PRD is mainly based in Ouémé. In the presidential election of 5 March 2006, Houngbédji, the PRD candidate, won 24.2% of the votes in the first round. In the second round he won 25.4% and was defeated by Yayi Boni.

Parliamentary election results[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Benin 1991 Legislative Election, Elections Results Archive.
  2. ^ Benin 1995 Legislative Election, Elections Results Archive.
  3. ^ Benin 1999 Legislative Election, Election Results Archive.
  4. ^ Benin 2003 Legislative Election, Election Results Archive.
  5. ^ "Coalition supported by President Boni tops Benin’s legislative polls", African Press Agency, April 8, 2007.