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List of prime ministers of Benin Redirected from Prime Minister of Benin

Prime Minister of the
Republic of Benin
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Longest serving
Pascal Koupaki

28 May 2011 – 11 August 2013
StatusAbolished
AppointerPresident of Benin
Formation1 August 1960
First holderHubert Maga
Final holderLionel Zinsou
Abolished6 April 2016

This is a list of prime ministers of Benin (formerly Dahomey) since the formation of the post of Prime Minister in 1960, to its abolition in 2016.

A total of six people have served as Prime Minister (not counting one Acting Prime Minister).

List of officeholders

Key

Political parties

Other factions

Status

  •  Denotes Acting Prime Minister
No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office Political affiliation President(s)
Took office Left office Time in office
Republic of Dahomey
1 Hubert Maga 1961 (cropped).png Hubert Maga
(1916–2000)
1 August 1960 31 December 1960 152 days RDD Himself
Post abolished (31 December 1960 – 25 January 1964)
2 Ahomadegbe.jpg Justin Ahomadégbé-Tomêtin
(1917–2002)
25 January 1964 29 November 1965 1 year, 308 days PDD Migan Apithy
Himself
Post abolished (29 November 1965 – 21 December 1967)
3 No image.png Maurice Kouandété
(1932–2003)
21 December 1967 17 July 1968 209 days Military Alley
Post abolished (17 July 1968 – 30 November 1975)
People's Republic of Benin
Post abolished (30 November 1975 – 1 March 1990)
Republic of Benin
Post abolished (1 – 12 March 1990)
Nicéphore Soglo - mars 2012.jpg Nicéphore Soglo
(born 1934)
12 March 1990 4 April 1991 1 year, 23 days Independent Kérékou
Post abolished (4 April 1991 – 9 April 1996[1])
4 Adrien Houngbédji, President of the Beninese National Assembly, March 2019.jpg Adrien Houngbédji
(born 1942)
9 April 1996 14 May 1998 2 years, 35 days PRD Kérékou
Post abolished (14 May 1998[2] – 28 May 2011[3])
5 No image.png Pascal Koupaki
(born 1951)
28 May 2011 11 August 2013 2 years, 75 days FCBE Boni
Post abolished (11 August 2013[4] – 18 June 2015[5])
6 Lionel Zinsou.jpg Lionel Zinsou
(born 1953)
18 June 2015 6 April 2016 293 days FCBE Boni
Post abolished (6 April 2016 – present)

See also

References

  1. ^ "Apr 1996 - Acceptance of defeat by Soglo - New government", Keesing's Record of World Events, volume 42, April 1996, Benin, page 41,031.
  2. ^ Benin, Year in Review: 1998, Britannica.com.
  3. ^ Malika Groga-Bada, "Bénin : Koupaki, Premier ministre sur mesure", Jeune Afrique, 9 June 2011 (in French).
  4. ^ "Benin president scraps PM's post in new government", Reuters, 12 August 2013.
  5. ^ "Bénin: Lionel Zinsou nommé Premier ministre", Radio France Internationale, 19 June 2015 (in French).

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