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
Capital Porto Novo
Languages French
Government Socialist republic
President
 •  1975–1991 Mathieu Kérékou
Historical era Cold War
 •  Military coup October 26, 1972
 •  Established November 30, 1975
 •  Disestablished March 1, 1990
Currency West African CFA franc (XOF)
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. Retrieved June 23, 2012. Devenu République Populaire du Bénin le 30 Novembre 1975, puis République du Bénin le 1er mars 1990...  Cite uses deprecated parameter |trans_title= (help); URL–wikilink conflict (help)