The Democrats (Benin)

The Democrats (French: Les Démocrates, LD) is a political party in Benin. Founded and led by former President Thomas Boni Yayi, it is currently the only opposition party represented in the National Assembly following the 2023 Beninese parliamentary election. Ideologically, the party is left-wing.[2]

The Democrats
Les Démocrates
AbbreviationLD
LeaderThomas Boni Yayi
PresidentEric Houndété
FounderThomas Boni Yayi
FoundedJuly 2019[1]
Registered11 December 2020[1]
Split fromCowry Forces for an Emerging Benin
HeadquartersCotonou, Benin
Political positionLeft-wing
National Assembly
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