List of prime ministers of Benin

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This is a list of prime ministers of Benin (formerly Dahomey) since the formation of the post of Prime Minister in 1960, to its abolition in 2016.

Key[change | change source]

Political parties
Other factions
Status
  •      Denotes Acting Prime Minister

List of officeholders[change | change source]

No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office Political affiliation President(s)
Took office Left office Time in office
Republic of Dahomey
1 Hubert Maga 1961 (cropped).png Hubert Maga
(1916–2000)
1 August 1960 31 December 1960 152 days RDD Himself
Post abolished (31 December 1960 – 25 January 1964)
2 Ahomadegbe.jpg Justin Ahomadégbé-Tomêtin
(1917–2002)
25 January 1964 29 November 1965 1 year, 308 days PDD Migan Apithy
Himself
Post abolished (29 November 1965 – 21 December 1967)
3 No image.png Maurice Kouandété
(1932–2003)
21 December 1967 17 July 1968 209 days Military Alley
Post abolished (17 July 1968 – 30 November 1975)
People's Republic of Benin
Post abolished (30 November 1975 – 1 March 1990)
Republic of Benin
Post abolished (1 – 12 March 1990)
Nicéphore Soglo - mars 2012.jpg Nicéphore Soglo
(1934–)
12 March 1990 4 April 1991 1 year, 23 days Independent Kérékou
Post abolished (4 April 1991 – 9 April 1996)
4 Adrien Houngbédji, President of the Beninese National Assembly, March 2019.jpg Adrien Houngbédji
(1942–)
9 April 1996 14 May 1998 2 years, 35 days PRD Kérékou
Post abolished (14 May 1998 – 28 May 2011)
5 No image.png Pascal Koupaki
(1951–)
28 May 2011 11 August 2013 2 years, 75 days FCBE Boni
Post abolished (11 August 2013 – 18 June 2015)
6 Lionel Zinsou.jpg Lionel Zinsou
(1953–)
18 June 2015 6 April 2016 293 days FCBE Boni
Post abolished (6 April 2016 – present)

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