Lionel-Zinsou 9photo: www.sabinews.com)
Lionel-Zinsou (photo: www.sabinews.com)

Zinsou received 28.4 percent of the vote, while Talon followed with 24.8 percent.

Lionel-Zinsou 9photo: www.sabinews.com)
Lionel-Zinsou (photo: www.sabinews.com)

About 3 million of the 4.6 million eligible voters cast ballots in the election on Sunday.

Zinsou, a dual French and Beninese citizen and member of the ruling party, has promised to invest in agriculture and create jobs.

The Beninese economy is chiefly dependent on cotton. Around 36 per cent of the country’s 11 million residents are classified as poor by the World Bank.

President Thomas Boni Yayi was ineligible to run for a third term.

Source: GNA

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