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Presidential election in Benin set for second round

Benin’s presidential election looks set to be a second round run-off between Prime Minister Lionel Zinsou and businessman Patrice Talon, the country’s electoral commission indicated on Tuesday. Current President Thomas Boni Yayi is bowing out after serving a maximum of two five-year terms, marking him out among other African leaders who have tried to alter their country’s constitutions to ensure third terms. Boni Yayi’s mandate expires on April 6.

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