"civil Unrest has broken out in Benin after Sunday's parliamentary elections. Protesters blocking streets with burning barricades and soldiers have surrounded expresidenten Thomas Boni Yayis home."
"the Protests started then the outcome of the parliamentary elections was published. The turnout was a record low. Not even the fourth of the west african country's five million registered voters voted."
"Hours after the numbers have been presented surrounded the soldiers expresidenten Thomas Boni Yayis home in Benin's financial capital of Cotonou. He has called for a boycott of the elections."
"the Background to the boycott is that only two parties – both allies of president Patrice Talon – were allowed to stand in the election. Talon, who succeeded Boni Yayi 2016, defending the rules that they aim to reduce the large number of parties in the country – 250. But critics says that they are too harsh and bureaucratic. No opposition party has managed to meet the administrative requirements of the time."
"Prior to 1991, Benin authoritarian rule, but then went over to a democratic system. Five years ago, competed in the 20 batches of the 83 seats in parliament."