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Benin Republic PM concedes defeat in presidential polls



Benin republic PM concedes defeat in presidential polls
Sensing that he may have lost the on-going presidential polls, Benin Republic Prime Minister Lionel Zinsou has conceded defeat to his businessman opponent Patrice Talon.
“I called Patrice Talon tonight to congratulate him on his victory and wish him luck,” Zinsou said in a statement on his Facebook page.
The PM conceded after early results overnight gave Talon 64.8 percent of the vote to Talon, against 35.2 for Zinsou.
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The PM and Talon were competing in a second-round run-off vote after neither won an outright majority in the first round of voting on March 6.

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