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Protests in Benin as police surround home of vote boycott leader

By AFP
02 May 2019   |   3:54 pm   |   0m 50s
Protestors in Benin set up burning barricades on the streets as soldiers encircle the home of ex-president Thomas Boni Yayi after he led calls for an election boycott. Sunday's parliamentary polls were mired in controversy owing to the main opposition parties being effectively barred from fielding candidates. A record low turnout was recorded as many citizens heeded the calls to boycott the vote.


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