Émile Derlin Zinsou

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Émile Derlin Henri Zinsou
Emile Zinsou
Emile Zinsou
President of Dahomey
In office
17 July 1968 – 10 December 1969
Preceded byAlphonse Amadou Alley
Succeeded byIropa Maurice Kouandété
Personal details
Born(1918-03-23)23 March 1918
Ouidah, Dahomey
Died28 July 2016(2016-07-28) (aged 98)
Cotonou, Benin
ProfessionPolitician, physician

Émile Derlin Zinsou (23 March 1918 in Ouidah – 28 July 2016 in Cotonou) was an Beninese politician. Zinsou served as the President of Benin from 17 July 1968 until 10 December 1969.[1] He was previously Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1962 to 1963 and again from 1965 to 1967. He was said to have opposed the one-party Marxist policies of Mathieu Kérékou, who ruled Benin from 1972 to 1990.[2]

Zinsou died on 28 July 2016, aged 98.[3][4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Release No 69-83F (1969). "Apollo 11 Goodwill Messages" (PDF). NASA. pp. 16–17.
  2. Thibaud Nagnonhou, "5e Conseil national de l’UNDP : Le Président Zinsou et les siens jettent leur dévolu sur Yayi Boni", L'Informateur (sonangnon.net), 23 January 2006 (in French).
  3. "Former President of Benin, Emile Zinsou, dead". Africanews. 29 July 2016. Retrieved 2016-07-29.
  4. Staff (29 July 2016). "Bénin: disparition de l'ancien président Emile Derlin Zinsou" (in French). Radio France Internationale. Retrieved 2016-07-29.

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