Statement by the Press Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, on the Presidential Election in the Republic of Benin

April 5, 2011

  1. Concerning the presidential election in the Republic of Benin, which took place on Sunday, March 13, the constitutional court of Benin announced the final result on Tuesday, March 29, in which the incumbent President Dr. Thomas Boni Yayi was reelected.
  2. Japan welcomes the fact that the election was carried out without major confusion and expresses its congratulations on the reelection of President Yayi.
  3. Japan hopes that further advancement of democracy and economic development will be achieved in Benin under President Yayi.
    • (* This is a provisional translation. The above date denotes the date of the issue of the origina