Benin vote count begins as 33 candidates fight for presidency

Votes are being counted in Benin, where 33 candidates are fighting to become president. Thomas Boni Yayi is stepping down as leader in the West African nation of 10.6m people after two terms. The ruling party's candidate is Prime Minister Lionel Zinsou, who used to head France's largest investment bank. Sunday's election was delayed after problems with the distribution of polling cards, an issue that continued until...

Record number of presidential candidates in Benin

On Sunday people in Benin are voting for their new president. And the ballot papers are going to have to be long - as there are 33 candidates seeking to take over from President Thomas Yayi Boni. And today is their last chance to appeal to voters as campaigning wraps up. Here are a few pictures of supporters of some of the candidates:


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