Ex-IMF Director Bio Tchane to Run for President of Benin

Abdoulaye Bio Tchane, a former director for Africa at the International Monetary Fund, said he will run for president in elections next month.

Bio Tchane, who is also a former head of the West African Development Bank, announced his candicacy at a rally in the capital, Porto Novo, on Thursday. He will run against Prime Minister Lionel Zinsou of the ruling Cowry Forces for an Emerging Benin and Sebastien Ajavon, the leader of Benin’s National Employer’s Council.

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