In the statement, CENA said the nomination documents should mention the names, surnames, profession, home address and date as well as place of birth of the candidates.


The papers should also be accompanied with a clearance certificate from the tax authority for the last three years, a national identity card, a clearance from the judiciary as well as four passport size photographs.

At the same time, they will be expected to submit a sample of the colour, symbol and signature/logo that will represent the candidate on the ballot paper.

According to Benin’s electoral code, a candidate eligible for presidential elections must meet the following requirements: having Benin citizenship or having acquired the country’s citizenship for at least 10 years before the election date.

Meanwhile, the candidate must be healthy, have a good moral standing, and be aged between 40 and 70 years.

According to the same provisions, the president of the republic is elected through direct universal suffrage for a term of five years, renewable once. Under no circumstances can one serve for more than two terms. Enditem

Source: Xinhua


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