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Thomas Boni Yayi (born 1 July 1951) is a Beninese banker and politician who was President of Benin from 2006 to 2016. He took office after winning the March 2006 presidential election and was re-elected to a second term in March 2011. He also served as the Chairperson of the African Union from 29 January 2012 to 27 January 2013.
"The latent conflict between President Yayi Boni since his rise to power in 2006 and key institutions of the country exposes the vulnerability of the democratic process." says the Issafrica site:
"Considered for many years to be a test case for democracy in West Africa, Benin has entered into socio-political turbulence that could be detrimental to the consolidation of its democratic experiment. The latent conflict between President Yayi Boni since his rise to power in 2006 and key institutions of the country exposes the vulnerability of the democratic process. Various political actors in the country accuse the president of wanting to weaken state institutions to his own benefit. They argue that while Yayi Boni has promised upon his election to fight corruption and promote economic growth, his administration has become mired in scandals that heighten social tensions. It was under his administration that Benin experienced for the first time the phenomenon of electoral violence, though of minor importance.
Corruption has effectively taken its toll on the country’s resources. Last year, funds destined to prepare for the Community of Sahel‐Saharan States Conference in Benin were embezzled. More recently, it is another financial scam that threatens the survival of the regime. This financial scam was organized at the highest level of the state and involved the Minister of Interior, Armand Zinzindohoue, and Attorney General, Georges Amoussou. These authorities condoned the fraudulent activities of a financial institution known as ICC-Services."