Municipal in 2020: Beninese summoned despite the pandemic

Municipal in 2020: Beninese summoned despite the pandemic

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The 2020 municipal elections in Benin saw the participation of 5 political parties, including 4 parties that support the current regime in power (Progressive Union, Republican Bloc, Democratic Union for a New Benin and the Democratic Renewal Party) and an opposition party. (Force Cauris for an Emerging Benin).

These 05 parties in the running for these municipal elections in 2020 presented lists in the 546 districts in the territory. According to the electoral code in force, to claim the allocation of seats, they will have to achieve a minimum score of 10% at the national level. (Also read for details )

For the safety of these 2020 municipal authorities, nearly 12,000 members of the police force were mobilized. Their mission will in particular be to enforce barrier gestures: hand washing, social distancing and wearing of masks in voting centers.

On the occasion of the 2020 municipal elections, 5 million masks and 30,000 bottles of hydroalcoholic gel were provided to the electoral commission. This statement was made by the Minister of Health, Professor Benjamin Hounkpatin to reassure everyone in the current context of the coronavirus.

The polling stations for the 2020 municipal elections opened at 7 a.m. and closed at 4 p.m. local time. The proclamation and publication of the final results of the 2020 municipal elections will be unveiled by the CENA on May 24, 2020.

Given the health context, many people fear an outbreak of the spread of the pandemic due to the coronavirus after these municipal 2020. The countries which took this risk in West Africa have kept the stigma. But once again, Benin could be the exception because of the strategic intelligence of its rulers. The statistical data will dispel (or not) our doubts in less than 14 days. Municipal 2020, acta is fabula. Benin is advancing, isn't it?


A curious, motivated and determined young leader, Obed Kodjo is an agronomist and blogger who is active in organizations that advocate the awareness and development of African youth. Innovation is his passion and for this he never ceases to cultivate himself in order to make a difference in his actions. He dreams of a conscious Africa that solves its problems on its own without outside help.

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  1. Djètovi
    18 May 2020

    Very good article.


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