People's Republic of Benin

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People's Republic of Benin

République populaire du Bénin
1972–1990
Anthem: L'Aube Nouvelle  (French)
The Dawn of a New Day
Location of Benin
CapitalPorto Novo
Common languagesFrench
GovernmentSocialist Republic
President 
• 1975–1991
Mathieu Kérékou
Historical eraCold War
October 26, 1972
• Established
November 30, 1975
March 1, 1990
CurrencyWest African CFA franc (XOF)
ISO 3166 codeBJ
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Republic of Dahomey
Benin

The People's Republic of Benin was a socialist state in the Gulf of Guinea on the African continent. It became present-day Benin. The People's Republic was started on November 30, 1975, after the 1972 coup d'état in the Republic of Dahomey. It lasted until March 1, 1990, with a new constitution. The end of Marxism-Leninism in the nation was in 1989.[1][2][3]

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  1. Benin
  2. A short history of the People's Republic of Benin (1974 - 1990)
  3. "Constitution de la République du Bénin[[Category:Articles containing French-language text]]" [Constitution of the Republic of Benin] (PDF). Government of Benin. December 11, 1990. Archived from the original (PDF) on August 15, 2011. Retrieved June 23, 2012. Devenu République Populaire du Bénin le 30 Novembre 1975, puis République du Bénin le 1er mars 1990... URL–wikilink conflict (help)CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)