Dahomeyan Administrative Council election, 1928

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Administrative Council elections were held in Dahomey in 1928.[1]

Electoral system[edit]

Three members of the Administrative Council were elected from single-member constituencies; Abomey, Ouidah and Porto-Novo. However, the franchise was extremely restricted.


In 1927 the La Voix newspaper was established by political activists in Dahomey. It supported anti-colonial candidates in the elections.[1]


The candidates supported by La Voix won in all three constituencies; Pierre Johnson was re-elected in Ouidah, whilst the pro-French candidates were defeated in the other two constituencies.[1]

Constituency Elected candidate
Abomey Augustinho Olympio
Ouidah Pierre Johnson
Porto-Novo Casimir d'Almeida


  1. ^ a b c Patrick Manning (2004) Slavery, Colonialism and Economic Growth in Dahomey, 1640-1960, Cambridge University Press, p267