Patrice Talon was sworn in as the President of Benin. This is his second term in the office.
Talon took the oath of office before the Constitutional court chaired by Joseph Djogbenou in Porto-Novo
“We acknowledge your swearing in and give to you the go-ahead to perform your presidential duties for the coming five years”, Djogbenou declared.
In his speech upon taking office, Talon called on Benin’s people for national unity to ensure the development and the fight against poverty.
“Our challenge and our guiding principle should be to silence our disagreements and concentrate ourselves on the essential: consolidate our march toward progress while remaining mobilized and together in our fight against poverty, our actual and only enemy”, he declared.