Patrice Talon

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Patrice Talon
Patrice Talon at the 52nd African Development Bank Annual Meeting in Gandhinagar (Cropped).jpg
8th President of Benin
Assumed office
6 April 2016
Preceded byThomas Boni Yayi
Personal details
Born (1958-05-01) 1 May 1958 (age 64)
Ouidah, Dahomey
Political partyIndependent (1983-Present)
Spouse(s)Claudine Gbènagnon
Children2
Alma materUniversity of Dakar
École nationale de l'aviation civile

Patrice Guillaume Athanase Talon[1] (born 1 May 1958) is a Beninese businessman and politician. He has been President of Benin since 6 April 2016.

In September 2021, Patrice Talon and Thomas Boni Yayi, political allies who have become intimate enemies, met at the Marina Palace in Cotonou. During this tête-à-tête, Thomas Boni Yayi presented Patrice Talon with a series of proposals and requests, relating in particular to the release of “political detainees”.'[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Ming Meets with President Patrice Guillaume Athanase Talon of Benin". Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China. 9 September 2016.
  2. "Exclusif – Bénin : au cœur du tête-à-tête entre Patrice Talon et Thomas Boni Yayi". Jeune Afrique. 22 September 2021.