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People's Republic of Benin

République populaire du Bénin
1972–1990
Anthem: L'Aube Nouvelle  (French)
The Dawn of a New Day
Location of Benin
Capital Porto Novo
Common languages French
Government Socialist Republic
President  
• 1975–1991
Mathieu Kérékou
Historical era Cold War
October 26, 1972
• Established
November 30, 1975
March 1, 1990
Currency West African CFA franc (XOF)
ISO 3166 code BJ
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Republic of Dahomey
Benin

The People's Republic of Benin was a socialist state in the Gulf of Guinea on the African continent. It became present-day Benin. The People's Republic was started on November 30, 1975, after the 1972 coup d'état in the Republic of Dahomey. It lasted until March 1, 1990, with a new constitution. The end of Marxism-Leninism in the nation was in 1989.

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