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Goodluck Jonathan Wins Nigeria Primary

Incumbent's victory lays bare north-south tensions

(Newser) - Incumbent Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has won a landslide victory in his party's primary, but his defeated opponent warns that instability looms in Africa's most populous country. Jonathan—who came to power when the elected president died last year —is a Christian from Nigeria's south. His candidacy violates an... More »

Nigerians Reject Election Results

Candidates charge fraud; observers say polling should be repeated

(Newser) - Opposition candidates in Nigeria’s presidential elections have rejected the results of  Saturday’s voting, accusing the governing party of fraud. Foreign observers concur that the polling was faulty, with violence, intimidation, missing ballot boxes, and even abduction and murder of electoral officials and the police officers escorting them the... More »

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