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People’s Republic of Benin

  • Samuel Decalo

Abstract

Benin – until 1975 known as Dahomey – is one of Africa’s smaller states and by far the continent’s most unstable polity. During its eighteen years of independence from French colonial rule, the country has experienced six coups and numerous other military upheavals; ten civilian or military presidents have risen to power and six different constitutions have been promulgated. What distinguishes the current regime-which rose to power by military coup in 1972 – is both its declaration of a Marxist–Leninist state and its continuance in office despite several attempts to dislodge it.

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Armed Force Central Committee Public Capital Officer Corps Executive Organ 
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