Benin president dismisses entire government: statement

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Posted: Aug 09, 2013 6:51 AM

COTONOU (Reuters) - Benin's President Boni Yayi sacked his entire government on Friday, according a statement issued by his office.

The move was aimed at freshening up the 26-member cabinet, which had been in place since Yayi was re-elected for a second five-year term as president in 2011, the statement added.

It was not clear when the new government will be named. Cotton-producing Benin has enjoyed two decades of political stability since multi-party democracy was restored in the early 1990s.

(Reporting by Samuel Elijah; Writing by David Lewis; Editing by Mike Collett-White)