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    Benin Government - 1989
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    SOURCE: 1989 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Long-form name: People's Republic of Benin

      Type: Soviet-modeled civilian government

      Capital: Porto-Novo (official), Cotonou (de facto)

      Administrative divisions: 6 provinces; Atakora, Atlantique, Borgou, Mono, Oueme, Zou

      Independence: 1 August 1960 (from France; formerly Dahomey)

      Constitution: 23 May 1977

      Legal system: based on French civil law and customary law; has not accepted compulsory ICJ jurisdiction

      National holiday: National Day, 30 November (1975)

      Branches: Revolutionary National Assembly, National Executive Council

      Leader: @m5Chief of State and Head of Government--President Mathieu KEREKOU (since 27 October 1972)

      Suffrage: universal adult

      Elections: National Assembly election was held in November 1979; Assembly then formally elected Kerekou President in February 1980

      Political parties: People's Revolutionary Party of Benin (PRPB) is sole party

      Communists: PRPB espouses Marxism-Leninism

      Member of: AfDB, CEAO, EAMA, ECA, ECOWAS, Entente, FAO, G-77, GATT, IBRD, ICAO, ICO, IDA, IFAD, ILO, IMF, IMO, INTELSAT, INTERPOL, ITU, NAM, Niger River Commission, OAU, OCAM, UN, UNESCO, UPU, WFTU, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WTO

      Diplomatic representation: Ambassador Theophile NATA; Chancery at 2737 Cathedral Avenue NW, Washington DC 20008; telephone (202) 232-6656; US--Ambassador Walter E. STADTLER; Embassy at Rue Caporal Anani Bernard, Cotonou (mailing address is B. P. 2012, Cotonou); telephone �229� 30-06-50

      Flag: green with a red five-pointed star in the upper hoist-side corner

      NOTE: The information regarding Benin on this page is re-published from the 1989 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Benin Government 1989 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Benin Government 1989 should be addressed to the CIA.

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