Benin set for presidential election amid crackdown

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Published on April 7, 2021 by

The small West African nation of Benin is preparing for its presidential election this weekend amid signs of increased authoritarianism.
With more than a dozen candidates disqualified, President Patrice Talon is expected to face a weakened opposition after several changes to election laws.
Al Jazeera’s Ahmed Idris reports from the coastal city of Cotonou, Benin.

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