People's Revolutionary Party of Benin

People's Revolutionary Party of Benin
Parti de la révolution populaire du Bénin
FounderMathieu Kérékou
Founded30 November 1975 (1975-11-30)
Dissolved30 April 1990 (1990-04-30)
Succeeded byUnion of Forces of Progress
De facto:
Beninese nationalism
ColorsRed and green
Party flag
Flag of PRPB.svg

The People's Revolutionary Party of Benin (French: Parti de la Révolution Populaire du Bénin) was a political party in the People's Republic of Benin. It was founded in 1975 by General Mathieu Kérékou. With the new constitution of 30 November 1975, PRPB became the sole legal party in the country. Ideologically, the party stated it was committed to Marxism–Leninism, although in practice was broadly nationalist.

In the parliamentary elections of 1979, 1984 and 1989, PRPB was the only party contesting. In 1979, the lists of the party received 1,243,286 votes (97.9%), in 1984 the lists of the party received 1,811,208 votes (98.1%) and in 1989 the lists of the party received 1,695,860 votes (89.6%).

In 1989, the party renounced Marxism–Leninism as its official ideological guidance. It remained the governing force of Benin until 1990. The party was dissolved in 1990 and succeeded by the Union of Forces of Progress.

Electoral history

Presidential elections

Election Party candidate Votes % Result
President elected by the National Revolutionary Assembly
1980 Mathieu Kérékou 336 100% Elected Green tickY
1984 196 100% Elected Green tickY
1989 206 100% Elected Green tickY

National Revolutionary Assembly elections

Election Party leader Votes % Seats +/– Position Result
1979 Mathieu Kérékou 1,248,613 98.3%
336 / 336
Increase 336 Increase 1st Sole legal party
1984 1,811,808 98.2%
196 / 196
Decrease 140 Steady 1st Sole legal party
1989 1,695,860 89.6%
206 / 206
Increase 10 Steady 1st Sole legal party

See also

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