By Muyiwa Ibrahim
Newly-minted Benin president Patrice Talon has hinted on his plans to begin constitutional reforms that will reduce presidential mandates to one five-year term. “I will first and foremost tackle constitutional reform,” Talon told reporters, reinforcing a promise made during campaigning. One term of five years would reduce presidential “complacency”, Reuters reported. Talon defeated prime minister Lionel Zinsou, in an election he took 65.4 percent of the vote. He will be replacing President Thomas Boni Yayi, who is stepping down after serving two terms in office.