National Union for Solidarity and Progress

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The National Union for Solidarity and Progress (French: Union Nationale pour la Solidarité et le Progrès, UNSP) was a political party in Benin led by Eustache Sarré.

History[edit]

The UNSP contested the 1991 parliamentary elections in an alliance with the Social Democratic Party.[1] The alliance received 10% of the vote and won 8 of the 64 seats in the National Assembly. Most of the MPs joined Renewal alliance in 1993.[2]

Prior to the 1995 elections the party formed the "New Generation" alliance with the Forum for Democracy, Development and Morality. The two parties received 3% of the vote, winning two seats. The seats were taken by Souléman Zoumarou and Mamoudou Zoumarou.[3]

It was part of the Star Alliance for the 1999 elections. The Alliance received 4% of the vote and won four seats.[4] The party nominated Wallis Zoumarou as its candidate for the 2001 presidential elections. Zoumarou finished ninth in a field of 17 candidates.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mathurin C Houngnikpo & Samuel Decalo (2012) Historical Dictionary of Benin, Scarecrow Press, p286
  2. ^ Houngnikpo & Decalo, p295
  3. ^ Proclamation of the definitive results of the legislative elections of 28 March 1995 Constitutional Court
  4. ^ Machioudi Dissou (2002) Le Bénin et l'Épreuve Démocratique: Leçons des élections de 1991 à 2001 Editions L'Harmattan, p80