Opponents unite before Benin presidential 2nd round vote

Cotton tycoon and presidential candidate Patrice Talon arriving for a rally in Cotonou on March 4, 2016Businessman Patrice Talon will team up with his beaten opponent Sebastien Ajavon to take on Prime Minister Lionel Zinsou in the second round of Benin’s presidential election. Zinsou and Talon go head-to-head this Sunday in the battle for the country’s top job after winning the most votes in the first round held on March 6. Reacting to the official results announced by the Constitutional Court on Sunday, Talon said Ajavon was a “great man” and a “great business operator” and that he “counted on him” for the next step.

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