Benin: Polity Style: 1958-2023 - Archontology

Benin: Polity Style: 1958-2023

6 Dec 1958 Territory of Dahomey acquired the status of a member state of the Communauté under the name of République du Dahomey (Republic of Dahomey) in accordance with a resolution passed by the Assemblée territoriale of Dahomey on 4 Dec 1958 (effective upon promulgation on 6 Dec 1958) (JORB, No. 31, Extra, 6 Dec 1958, pp. ???)
4 Dec 1958 - 2 Dec 1975 République du Dahomey
31 Jul 1960 Dahomey acceded to sovereignty and independence in accordance with a special agreement signed by the representatives of Dahomey and France in Paris on 11 Jul 1960 (ratified by France: Assemblée nationale 20 Jul 1960, Sénat 22 Jul 1960, law promulgating the ratification is signed on 28 Jul 1960; ratified by Dahomey: Assemblée législative 27? Jul 1960, law promulgating the ratification is signed on 28 Jul 1960; effective upon the exchange of ratifications in Porto Novo on 31 Jul 1960) (JORF - Lois et décrets, No. 175, 29 Jul 1960, pp. 6992-6993; JORB, No. 19, Extra, 30 Jul 1960, p. 493; Chronologie Internationale, 1960, p. 35)
1 Aug 1960 independence of Dahomey is proclaimed, public ceremony, Porto Novo
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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