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Justin Ahomadégbé-Tomêtin

Beninese politician

Died when: 85 years 51 days (1021 months)
Star Sign: Capricorn


Justin Ahomadégbé-Tomêtin

Justin Ahomadegbé-Tomêtin (January 16, 1917 – March 8, 2002) was a Beninese politician most active when his country was known as Dahomey.He arose on a political scene where one's power was dictated by what region of Dahomey one lived in.

He served as president of the National Assembly of Dahomey from April 1959 to November 1960 and as prime minister of Benin from 1964 to 1965.Ahomadégbé became President as part of a system that rotated the office between three leading political figures: Ahomadégbé, Hubert Maga, and Sourou-Migan Apithy.

Maga peacefully handed power to Ahomadégbé on May 7, 1972.On October 26, 1972, he was overthrown in a coup d'état led by Mathieu Kérékou.

All three remained under house arrest until 1981.

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