Benin: Polity Style: 1958-2016

4 Dec 1958 member state of the Communauté (French Community)
4 Dec 1958 - 2 Dec 1975 République du Dahomey
1 Aug 1960 acceded to independence by agreement with the Communauté
2 Dec 1975 name of the state is changed in accordance with Art. 1 of an ordinance promulgated by the President of the Republic 2 Dec 1975 (JORB, No. 14, 15 Jun 1976, p. 435) [1]
2 Dec 1975 - 1 Mar 1990 République Populaire du Bénin
1 Mar 1990 name of the state is changed in accordance with Art. 1 of an ordinance promulgated by the President of the Republic 1 Mar 1990
1 Mar 1990 - République du Bénin

[1] An announcement on the change of the name was made by President of the Republic at a ceremony in Cotonou 30 Nov 1975. The ordinance No. 75-80 was signed 2 Dec 1975 and was made retrospectively effective as of 30 Nov 1975.
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