21 March 2011
Last updated at 12:18 ET
The constitutional court in Benin has confirmed President Boni Yayi as the winner of last week’s presidential election.
It said President Yayi, who has been in power since 2006, had received 53% of the vote.
Opposition leader Adrien Houngbedji has said he will not accept the result, calling the election a “plot”.
Correspondents say Benin is regarded as a democracy in the troubled West African region.
The vote was twice delayed following complaints that more than one million people were not registered to vote and preparations for the poll were not complete.
Benin president’s win confirmed