Benin president denies third term bid as vote proceeds

April 26, 2015 6:11 PM

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Benin president denies third term bid as vote proceeds

COTONOU (Reuters) - Benin President Thomas Boni Yayi promised on Sunday to leave power when his mandate expires next year as crowds across the cotton producer voted in legislative elections.

Gains for Boni Yayi's opponents could complicate his plans to undertake the constitutional reform that his government says is needed to fight graft and guarantee the electoral process.

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