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Benin February 26, 2008 - King of Savalou, kings are perceived as moral figures in Benin society. It's the kings who maintain good relations with the official government, mediating between the people and the government on certain matters. Many citizens consider Benin's peaceful shift to democracy in 1990 as a miracle. The traditional kings played a role in assuring that process.

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Benin February 26, 2008 -  King of Savalou, kings are perceived as moral figures in Benin society. It's the kings who maintain good relations with the official government, mediating between the people and the government on certain matters. Many citizens consider Benin's peaceful shift to democracy in 1990 as a miracle. The traditional kings played a role in assuring that process.