Republican Bloc

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Republican Bloc
Bloc Républicain
AbbreviationBR
LeaderAbdoulaye Bio Tchané
Founded8 December 2018
IdeologySocial liberalism[1]
Pro-Talon[2]
Political positionCentre
Colors  Green
SloganLiberté – Travail – Prospérité
National Assembly
28 / 109
Website
www.blocrepublicain.bj
National party headquarters

The Republican Bloc (French: Bloc Républicain, BR) is a political party in Benin, led by Abdoulaye Bio Tchané.[3] In the 2019 Beninese parliamentary election, the party came in second, winning 36 of 83 seats in the National Assembly.[4] Both the Republican Bloc and the majority-winning Progressive Union are allied with President Patrice Talon.[4]

Electoral history[edit]

Parliamentary elections[edit]

Year Leader Votes % Seats +/- Position Outcome
2019 Jean-Michel Abimbola 502,411 43.78
36 / 83
New 2nd Government
2023 Abdoulaye Bio Tchané 724,240 29.23
28 / 109
Decrease 8 Steady 2nd Government

Municipal elections[edit]

Year Votes % Councillors +/- Result
2020 930,247 37%
683 / 1,815
Increase 683 2nd

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ahéhéhinnou, F. Aubin (27 September 2020). "BR renforce ses militants sur ses fondements idéologiques". 24 Heures au Bénin (in French). Retrieved 28 October 2021.
  2. ^ "'Unopposed election': Benin voters shun polls with only one choice". France 24. 29 April 2019. Retrieved 29 December 2022.
  3. ^ "Notre Bureau Exécutif National — Bloc Républicain". Blocrepublicain.co. Retrieved 13 May 2020.
  4. ^ a b Live (May 2019). "Record low turnout at Benin polls with no opposition". France24.com. Retrieved 13 May 2020.