List of heads of government of Benin

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Prime Minister of Benin
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Incumbent
Lionel Zinsou

since 18 June 2015
Appointer Thomas Boni Yayi,
as President of Benin
Formation 1 August 1960
First holder Hubert Maga
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This is a list of heads of government of Benin (formerly Dahomey) since the formation of the post of Prime Minister in 1960.

A total of seven people have served as Prime Minister (not counting one Acting Prime Minister).

Heads of Government of Benin[edit]

(Dates in italics indicate de facto continuation of office)

Colour key
(for political parties)

Republic of Dahomey[edit]

Prime Minister Term of office Political party
Portrait Name
(Born–Died)
Took office Left office Duration
1 Noimage.png Hubert Maga
(1916–2000)
1 August 1960 31 December 1960 152 days Dahomeyan Democratic Rally
Post Abolished (31 December 1960–25 January 1964)
2 Noimage.png Justin Ahomadégbé-Tomêtin
(1917–2002)
25 January 1964 29 November 1965 1 year, 308 days Democratic Party
3 Noimage.png Christophe Soglo
(1909–1983)
29 November 1965 21 December 1967 2 years, 22 days Military
4 Noimage.png Maurice Kouandété
(1932–2003)
21 December 1967 17 July 1968 209 days Military
Post Abolished (17 July 1968–30 November 1975)

Republic of Benin[edit]

Status
  Denotes Acting Prime Minister
Prime Minister Term of office Political party
Portrait Name
(Born–Died)
Took office Left office Duration
Nicéphore Soglo - mars 2012.jpg Nicéphore Soglo
(1935–)
12 March 1990 4 April 1991 1 year, 23 days Independent
Post Abolished (4 April 1991–9 April 1996)
5 Noimage.png Adrien Houngbédji
(1942–)
9 April 1996 14 May 1998 2 years, 35 days Democratic Renewal Party
Post Abolished (14 May 1998–28 May 2011)
6 Noimage.png Pascal Koupaki
(1949–)
28 May 2011 11 August 2013 2 years, 75 days Independent
Post Abolished (11 August 2013–18 June 2015)
7 Noimage.png Lionel Zinsou
(1953–)
18 June 2015 Incumbent 239 days Independent

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