People's Revolutionary Party of Benin

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People's Revolutionary Party of Benin
Parti de la révolution populaire de Bénin
Founder Mathieu Kérékou
Founded 30 November 1975
Dissolved 1990 (1990)
Succeeded by Union of Forces of Progress
Ideology Communism
Political position Far-left
Colors Red and green

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 November 30, 1975, PRPB became the sole legal party in the country.[1] Ideologically, the party was committed to Marxism-Leninism.

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%).[2]

In 1989, the party renounced Marxism-Leninism as its ideological guidance. It remained the governing force of Benin until 1990.[3] The party was dissolved in 1990 and succeeded by the Union of Forces of Progress.[4]


  1. ^ Chronologie BENIN Archived 2007-01-09 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ [1], [2]
  3. ^ | Présidentielle 2006 au Bénin
  4. ^ David Lea & Annamarie Rowe (2001) A Political Chronology of Africa, Taylor & Francis, p34

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