The United Nations, the African Union delegation and the West African group ECOWAS declared that they supported the idea of postponing the presidential election which was scheduled for Sunday 6th of March.
The presidential election was scheduled for 6 March but many voters do not have their electoral cards.
Yayi Boni is seeking a second term, but he faces a strong challenge from his main opponent Abdoulaye Bio Tchane (former president of the West African Development Bank).
Benin is facing a pre-electoral crisis following many problems linked to the delay in the establishment of the permanent computerised electoral cards.
Benin's political stakeholders on Thursday agreed to seek an international audit.
Two of the country’s former presidents, Emile Derlin Zinsou and Nicéphore Dieudonné Soglo have already started the discussions in order to find a solution to the LEPI's problem.