Émile Derlin Zinsou

Beninese politician (1918-2016)

Émile Derlin Zinsou (23 March 1918 in Ouidah – 28 July 2016 in Cotonou) was an Beninese politician. Zinsou served as the President of Benin from 17 July 1968 until 10 December 1969.[1] He was previously Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1962 to 1963 and again from 1965 to 1967. He was said to have opposed the one-party Marxist policies of Mathieu Kérékou, who ruled Benin from 1972 to 1990.[2]

Émile Derlin Henri Zinsou
Emile Zinsou
Emile Zinsou
President of Dahomey
In office
17 July 1968 – 10 December 1969
Preceded byAlphonse Amadou Alley
Succeeded byIropa Maurice Kouandété
Personal details
Born(1918-03-23)23 March 1918
Ouidah, Dahomey
Died28 July 2016(2016-07-28) (aged 98)
Cotonou, Benin
ProfessionPolitician, physician

Zinsou died on 28 July 2016, aged 98.[3][4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Release No 69-83F (1969). "Apollo 11 Goodwill Messages" (PDF). NASA. pp. 16–17.
  2. Thibaud Nagnonhou, "5e Conseil national de l’UNDP : Le Président Zinsou et les siens jettent leur dévolu sur Yayi Boni" Archived 2011-07-24 at the Wayback Machine, L'Informateur (sonangnon.net), 23 January 2006 (in French).
  3. "Former President of Benin, Emile Zinsou, dead". Africanews. 29 July 2016. Retrieved 2016-07-29.
  4. Staff (29 July 2016). "Bénin: disparition de l'ancien président Emile Derlin Zinsou" (in French). Radio France Internationale. Retrieved 2016-07-29.

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