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This is a list of Prime Ministers of Benin (formerly Dahomey) since the formation of the post of Prime Minister in 1960, to its abolition in 2016.

A total of seven people have served as Prime Minister (not counting one Acting Prime Minister).

Key

Political parties
Other factions
Status
  •   Denotes Acting Prime Minister

Prime Ministers of Benin

(Dates in italics indicate de facto continuation of office)

Republic of Dahomey

No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of Office Political Party
Took Office Left Office Time in Office
1 Hubert Maga 1961.png Hubert Maga
(1916–2000)
1 August 1960 31 December 1960 152 days RDD
Post Abolished (31 December 1960–25 January 1964)
2 Noimage.png Justin Ahomadégbé-Tomêtin
(1917–2002)
25 January 1964 29 November 1965 1 year, 308 days PDD
3 Noimage.png Christophe Soglo
(1909–1983)
29 November 1965 21 December 1967 2 years, 22 days Military
4 Noimage.png Maurice Kouandété
(1932–2003)
21 December 1967 17 July 1968 209 days Military
Post Abolished (17 July 1968–30 November 1975)

Republic of Benin

No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of Office Political Party
Took Office Left Office Time in Office
Nicéphore Soglo - mars 2012.jpg Nicéphore Soglo
(1934–)
12 March 1990 4 April 1991 1 year, 23 days Independent
Post Abolished (4 April 1991–9 April 1996)
5 Noimage.png Adrien Houngbédji
(1942–)
9 April 1996 14 May 1998 2 years, 35 days PRD
Post Abolished (14 May 1998–28 May 2011)
6 Noimage.png Pascal Koupaki
(1951–)
28 May 2011 11 August 2013 2 years, 75 days FCBE
Post Abolished (11 August 2013–18 June 2015)
7 Lionel Zinsou.jpg Lionel Zinsou
(1953–)
18 June 2015 6 April 2016 293 days FCBE
Post Abolished (6 April 2016–present)

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