Talon wins Benin presidential race as Zinsou concedes defeat

An official of National Electoral Commission tries to sort out votes after the second round of the presidential election in Cotonou, on March 20, 2016Prime Minister Lionel Zinsou on Monday conceded defeat to Patrice Talon, handing the businessman victory in Benin’s presidential elections in a vote hailed as an example for democracy in action. “The provisional results point to a decisive victory for Patrice Talon,” Zinsou told AFP by telephone in the early hours. “The difference is significant, (Talon’s) electoral victory is certain.

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