Eric Houndété, membre de la résistance Photo: Bénin web Tv

The former first vice-president of the National Assembly, Eric Houndété, received by radio France internationale on Sunday 13 October, disapproved of the political dialogue held at the Palais des Congrès from 10 to 12 October at the initiative of the Head of State, Patrice Talon.

A convinced opponent, Eric Houndété, a former elected representative of the 5th electoral constituency, does not understand that there has been a political dialogue and that the last word should be reserved for the Head of State. For him, it is the trade union centers and confederations that submit grievances to the Head of State. If there had been a political dialogue, the stakeholders would have to reach an agreement. This was not the case during the three days of conclave between eight political parties at the Palais des Congrès. Eric Houndété thinks it was just a meeting.

The former MP bases his position not only on the format of the dialogue but also on issues raised by participants. For Eric Houndété, electoral texts do not actually pose as many problems. What matters, according to him, is nothing more than the return to peace. And this necessarily requires the impartial application of the texts. What was missing on the eve of the last legislative elections. This is why Eric Houndété argues that for a return to peace, he “must organise parliamentary elections without delay”. It is not as complicated as it is claimed to be, according to Lionel Zinsou’s former support for the 2016 presidential election. The mechanism exists and all politicians know it, the head of state first, he seems to conclude.


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