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Ambassadors from Finland > Current Finnish Ambassadors > Ambassador

Anna-Liisa Korhonen

 

Capital city
Porto-Novo (official capital)

countries' copyright length > Usual term of copyright protection

50 pma

 

CPIA equity of public resource use rating

3

[68th of 75]

CPIA quality of public administration rating

3

[33rd of 75]

Diplomatic representation from the US > FAX

[229] 21-30-03-84

 

Diplomatic representation in the US > FAX

[1] (202) 265-1996

 

Diplomatic representation in the US > Telephone

[1] (202) 232-6656

 

embassies and high commissions in Ottawa > Address

58 Glebe Avenue

 

embassies and high commissions in Ottawa > Neighbourhood

The Glebe

 

Executive branch > A note
the four top-ranking contenders following the first-round presidential elections were: Mathieu KEREKOU (incumbent) 45.4%, Nicephore SOGOLO (former president) 27.1%, Adrien HOUNGBEDJI (National Assembly Speaker) 12.6%, and Bruno AMOUSSOU (Minister of State) 8.6%; the second-round balloting, originally scheduled for 18 March 2001, was postponed four days because both SOGOLO and HOUNGBEDJI withdrew alleging electoral fraud; this left KEREKOU to run against his own Minister of State, AMOUSSOU, in what was termed a "friendly match"

Flag modification

1

[183rd of 197]

Foreign relations > Croatia > Date of Establishment

March 26, 2001

 

Foreign relations of Western Sahara > States recognizing the SADR > Date of recognition

March 11, 1976

 

General government final consumption expenditure > annual % growth

14.5 %

[2nd of 147]

General government final consumption expenditure > constant 2000 US$

391,994,800 constant 2000 US$

[92nd of 145]

General government final consumption expenditure > constant LCU

140372900000

 

General government final consumption expenditure > current LCU

339100000000

 

General government final consumption expenditure > current US$

642,882,600 $

[109th of 169]

    General government final consumption expenditure > current US$ (per $ GDP)

0.15 $ per $1 of GDP

[71st of 184]

Independence Day > Date

August 1

 

Legal origin
French

Management time dealing with officials > % of management time

6.46 %

[2nd of 38]

Parliamentary seats > Female

6%

[98th of 143]

Partners in Population and Development > Representatives > Name
H.E. Pr Dorothée Kinde-Gazard

Policy uncertainty > % of managers surveyed ranking this as a major business constraint

61.42 %

[2nd of 38]

political parties > Multi party

 

Political parties and leaders > A note
approximately 20 additional minor parties; the Coalition of Democratic Forces, [Gatien HOUNGBEDJI], an alliance of parties and organizations supporting President KEREKOU

Procedures to build a warehouse > number

16

[96th of 168]

Procedures to enforce a contract > number

49

[23rd of 170]

Procedures to register property > number

3

[155th of 167]

Proportion of seats held by women in national parliament > %

7.2 %

[143rd of 174]

Start-up procedures to register a business > number

7

[124th of 171]

Status

pseudo-democracy

 

Time required to build a warehouse > days

333 days

[16th of 168]

Time required to enforce a contract > days

720 days

[34th of 171]

Time required to register property > days

50 days

[81st of 167]

Time required to start a business > days

31 days

[100th of 171]

Time to prepare and pay taxes > hours

270 hours

[74th of 169]

Time to resolve insolvency > years

4 years

[39th of 151]

Total businesses registered > number

7,091

[62nd of 71]

Transnational Issues > Disputes > International
in September 2007, Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) intervened to attempt to resolve the dispute over two villages along the Benin-Burkina Faso border that remain from 2005 ICJ decision; much of Benin-Niger boundary, including tripoint with Nigeria, remains undemarcated; in 2005, Nigeria ceded thirteen villages to Benin, but border relations remain strained by rival cross-border gang clashes; talks continue between Benin and Togo on funding the Adjrala hydroelectric dam on the Mona River

UN membership date

20 Sep. 1960

 

United Nations mission
http://www.consulat-du-benin.com/accueil.htm (Francais)

Washington, D.C. embassies > Neighborhood

Kalorama Heights

 


SOURCES
Wikipedia: List of Ambassadors from Finland ; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Wikipedia: List of countries' copyright length ; World Development Indicators database; Wikipedia: List of embassies and high commissions in Ottawa ; CIA World Factbook, December 2003; Flagspot; Wikipedia: Foreign relations of Croatia ; Wikipedia: Foreign relations of Western Sahara ; Wikipedia: Independence Day ; CIA World Factbook, 28 July 2005; United Nations World Statistics Pocketbook and Statistical Yearbook; Wikipedia: Partners in Population and Development ; Wikipedia: List of political parties ; electionworld.org; Wisconsin High School Model United Nations; Wikipedia: List of Washington, D.C. embassies

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Benin, Republic of Benin, Republique du Benin

Democracy
 

Bertelsmann Transformation Index > Management Index 2006

5.68

[38th of 118]

Bertelsmann Transformation Index > Status Index 2006

6.26

[45th of 119]

Bertelsmann Transformation Index>Political Transformation

7.6

[27th of 119]

Civil and political liberties

5

[36th of 140]

CPIA gender equality rating

3

[57th of 75]

CPIA policies for social inclusion/equity cluster average

3.2

[44th of 75]

CPIA property rights and rule-based governance rating

3

[29th of 75]

CPIA public sector management and institutions cluster average

3.4

[22nd of 75]

CPIA transparency, accountability, and corruption in the public sector rating

3.5

[8th of 75]

Electoral system

party list

 

Electoral system type

proportional

 

Female candidacy

1,956

[50th of 161]

Female ministers

0%

[113rd of 125]

Female parliamentarians

6%

[127th of 157]

Female suffrage

1956

 

First female parliamentarian

1979 (elected)

 

Gender Parity Index in primary level enrolment

0.798593102951813

[142nd of 183]

Homosexuality laws of the world > Homosexuality laws > Laws against homosexuality

Yes

 

Parliamentary elections > Registered voter turnout

70.1%

[71st of 152]

Parliamentary elections > Total vote

1,776,110

[87th of 154]

Parliamentary elections > Turnout

65.9

[51st of 117]

Parliamentary elections > Voter registration

2,533,400

[89th of 152]

Parliamentary elections > Voting age population

2,697,060

[94th of 163]

Presidential elections > Invalid votes

2.8%

[21st of 61]

Presidential elections > Registered voter turnout

77.8%

[28th of 86]

Presidential elections > Total vote

1,958,860

[53rd of 87]

Presidential elections > Turnout

72.9

[31st of 82]

Presidential elections > Voter registration

2,517,970

[57th of 86]

Presidential elections > Voting age population

2,686,990

[64th of 91]


SOURCES
Bertelsmann Transformation Index online, 2006; http://www.bertelsmann-transformation ... /BTI_2006_Ranking_GB.pdf; Freedom House, Freedom in the World 2000-2001, New York: Freedom House, 2001; World Development Indicators database; No comment is being made on the state of democracy. Categorizations are based on the electoral law, or the last competitive election held; IPU (Inter-Parliamentary Union). 1995. Women in Parliaments 1945-1995: A World Statistical Survey. Geneva and IPU (Inter-Parliamentary Union). 2001. Correspondence on year women received the right to vote and to stand for election and year first woman was elected or appointed to parliament. March. Geneva; IPU (Inter-Parliamentary Union). 2001. Correspondence on women in government at the ministerial level. March. Geneva; calculated on the basis of data on parliamentary seats from IPU (Inter-Parliamentary Union). 2002. Parline Database. March 2002; IPU (Inter-Parliamentary Union). 1995. Women in Parliaments 1945-1995: A World Statistical Survey. Geneva and IPU (Inter-Parliamentary Union). 2001. Correspondence on year women received the right to vote and to stand for election and year first woman was elected or appointed to parliament. March. Geneva.; Source: Millennium Development Goals Database | United Nations Statistics Division; Wikipedia: Homosexuality laws of the world ; Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance 2003

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Benin, Republic of Benin, Republique du Benin

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