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People's Republic of Benin
| People's Republic of Benin |
République populaire du Bénin
L'Aube Nouvelle (French)
The Dawn of a New Day
|- 1975–1991||Mathieu Kérékou|
|Historical era||Cold War|
|- Military coup||October 26, 1972|
|- Established||November 30, 1975|
|- Disestablished||March 1, 1990|
|Currency||West African CFA franc (XOF)|
The People's Republic of Benin was a socialist state in the Gulf of Guinea on the African continent. It became present-day Benin. The People's Republic was started on November 30, 1975, after the 1972 coup d'état in the Republic of Dahomey. It lasted until March 1, 1990, with a new constitution. The end of Marxism-Leninism in the nation was in 1989.
- A short history of the People's Republic of Benin (1974 - 1990)
- "Constitution de la République du Bénin [Constitution of the Republic of Benin]" (PDF). Government of Benin. December 11, 1990. http://www.gouv.bj/IMG/pdf/la_constitution.pdf. Retrieved June 23, 2012. "Devenu République Populaire du Bénin le 30 Novembre 1975, puis République du Bénin le 1er mars 1990..."