EOS Alerts 11-3-2019
Benin: Opposition Rally to Take Place in Cotonou on 11 March
On 11 March, the Cowry Forces for an Emerging Benin (Forces Cauris pour un Bénin émergent, FCBE) are planning to stage a rally in Cotonou to protest the 5 March decision by the National Independent Electoral Commission (CENA) to exclude several opposition parties from upcoming legislative elections on 28 April 28, including the FCBE. Protesters plan to march from the Stade de l'Amitié Général Mathieu Kérékou to Place de l'Étoile Rouge via Vêdoko. Although the demonstration has been approved by the authorities, a heightened security presence and local disruptions to overland travel should be expected. Further such rallies, along with associated opposition protests, are likely in the coming weeks.