Joseph Keke, Beninese politician, Died at 89

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Joseph Adjignon Keke was born on December 5, 1927, in Avrankou and died on July 1, 2017.

He was a Beninese politician.

Keke earned a degree in law and was Sourou-Migan Apithy’s prime lieutenant.

Keke was elected a deputy in 1959, representing the Parti Républicain Dahoméen, and became the party’s vice president until 1960.

Keke was appointed minister of justice in Hubert Maga’s first administration, serving from November 1960 to 1963.

Keke left as a minister in the 1963 coup.

With the develepment of the Presidential Council in 1970, Apithy appointed Keke minister of economics and planning.

Joseph Keke passed away at 89 years old.

He served in this role until 1973.

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