Benin votes in 2nd-round of presidential polls


COTONOU: Benin began voting Sunday in the deciding second round of its presidential election, with Prime Minister Lionel Zinsou taking on businessman Patrice Talon for the tiny west African country’s top job. Polls opened at 7 a.m., with 4.7 million people eligible to cast their ballots in a vote to elect a successor to outgoing President Thomas Boni Yayi, who is stepping down after two full five-year terms. Voting was to close at 4 p.m., with the first results due out in the coming three days.



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