Beninese parliamentary election, 1989

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Parliamentary elections were held in Benin on 18 June 1989. At the time, the country was a one-party state under the People's Revolutionary Party of Benin, with voters given the choice of approving the party's list of 206 candidates for the National Revolutionary Assembly (increased from 196 in the 1984 elections) or not. In the election, 89.6% of voters approved the list, with 9.7% voting against.[1] Turnout was 86%.[2]

Following the election, Mathieu Kérékou was re-elected President unopposed by the Assembly on 2 August.[3]


Choice Votes %
Approve 1,695,860 89.6
Not approve 164,665 8.7
Abstain 32,176 1.7
Invalid/blank votes
Total 1,892,701 100
Registered voters/turnout 2,200,815
Source: Nohlen et al.


  1. ^ Nohlen, D, Krennerich, M & Thibaut, B (1999) Elections in Africa: A data handbook, p90 ISBN 0-19-829645-2
  2. ^ Benin Inter-Parliamentary Union
  3. ^ Elections in Benin African Elections Database