Rally for Democracy and Progress (Benin)

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The Rally for Democracy and Progress (French: Rassemblement pour la Démocratie et le Progrès, RDP) is a political party in Benin.

History[edit]

The party was established in 1995 as the Rally for Democracy and Pan-Africanism (Rassemblement pour la Démocratie et le Panafricanisme, RDP),[1] and was led by Dominique Houngninou.[2] In the parliamentary elections that year it received 1.4% of the vote, winning one seat,[3] taken by Houngninou.[4] In the 1999 elections its vote share fell to 0.9%, but Houngninou retained his seat.[5][6]

By the 2003 elections it had become the Rally for Democracy and Progress. It joined the Presidential Movement (MP), with Houngninou again retaining his seat as the MP won a total of 52 seats.[7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ David Seddon (2013) Political and Economic Dictionary of Africa, Routledge
  2. ^ Mathurin C Houngnikpo & Samuel Decalo (2012) Historical Dictionary of Benin, Scarecrow Press, p296
  3. ^ Elections Today, October 1995, p30
  4. ^ Proclamation of the definitive results of the legislative elections of 28 March 1995 Constitutional Court
  5. ^ Machioudi Dissou (2002) Le Bénin et l'Épreuve Démocratique: Leçons des élections de 1991 à 2001 Editions L'Harmattan, p80
  6. ^ Proclamation of the definitive results of the legislative elections of 30 March 1999 Constitutional Court
  7. ^ Proclamation of the definitive results of the legislative elections of 30 March 2003 Constitutional Court
  8. ^ Elections in Benin African Elections Database