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List of Prime Ministers of Benin

  (Redirected from Heads of government of Benin)

This is a list of Prime Ministers of Benin (formerly Dahomey) since the formation of the post of Prime Minister in 1960, to its abolition in 2016.

Prime Minister of the
Republic of Benin
Flag of Benin.svg
AppointerPresident of Benin
Formation1 August 1960
First holderHubert Maga
Final holderLionel Zinsou
Abolished6 April 2016

A total of six people have served as Prime Minister (not counting one Acting Prime Minister).

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Political parties
Other factions
Status
  •   Denotes Acting Prime Minister

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No. Prime Minister
(Birth–Death)
Portrait Tenure Political affiliation President(s)
Took office Left office Time in office
Republic of Dahomey
1 Hubert Maga
(1916–2000)
  1 August 1960 31 December 1960 152 days RDD Himself
Post abolished (31 December 1960 – 25 January 1964)
2 Justin Ahomadégbé-Tomêtin
(1917–2002)
  25 January 1964 29 November 1965 1 year, 308 days PDD Migan Apithy
Himself
Post abolished (29 November 1965 – 21 December 1967)
3 Maurice Kouandété
(1932–2003)
21 December 1967 17 July 1968 209 days Military Alley
Post abolished (17 July 1968 – 30 November 1975)
People's Republic of Benin
Post abolished (30 November 1975 – 1 March 1990)
Republic of Benin
Post abolished (1 – 12 March 1990)
Nicéphore Soglo
(1934–)
  12 March 1990 4 April 1991 1 year, 23 days Independent Kérékou
Post abolished (4 April 1991 – 9 April 1996)
4 Adrien Houngbédji
(1942–)
  9 April 1996 14 May 1998 2 years, 35 days PRD Kérékou
Post abolished (14 May 1998 – 28 May 2011)
5 Pascal Koupaki
(1951–)
  28 May 2011 11 August 2013 2 years, 75 days FCBE Boni
Post abolished (11 August 2013 – 18 June 2015)
6 Lionel Zinsou
(1953–)
  18 June 2015 6 April 2016 293 days FCBE Boni
Post abolished (6 April 2016 – present)

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