People's Revolutionary Party of Benin

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People's Revolutionary Party of Benin

Parti de la révolution populaire du Bénin
FounderMathieu Kérékou
Founded30 November 1975
Dissolved1990 (1990)
Succeeded byUnion of Forces of Progress
Political positionFar-left
ColorsRed and green

The People's Revolutionary Party of Benin (French: Parti de la Révolution Populaire du Bénin) was a political party in the People's Republic of Benin. It was founded in 1975 by General Mathieu Kérékou. With the new constitution of November 30, 1975, PRPB became the sole legal party in the country.[1] Ideologically, the party was committed to Marxism-Leninism.

In the parliamentary elections of 1979, 1984 and 1989, PRPB was the only party contesting. In 1979, the lists of the party received 1,243,286 votes (97.9%), in 1984 the lists of the party received 1,811,208 votes (98.1%) and in 1989 the lists of the party received 1,695,860 votes (89.6%).[2]

In 1989, the party renounced Marxism-Leninism as its ideological guidance. It remained the governing force of Benin until 1990.[3] The party was dissolved in 1990 and succeeded by the Union of Forces of Progress.[4]

Electoral History[edit]

National Revolutionary Assembly elections[edit]

Election year Party leader Number of votes Percentage of votes Number of seats
1979 Mathieu Kérékou 1,248,613 98.3%
336 / 336
1984 Mathieu Kérékou 1,811,808 98.2%
196 / 196
1989 Mathieu Kérékou 1,695,860 89.6%
206 / 206

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Chronologie BENIN Archived 2007-01-09 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ [1], [2]
  3. ^ | Présidentielle 2006 au Bénin
  4. ^ David Lea & Annamarie Rowe (2001) A Political Chronology of Africa, Taylor & Francis, p34