Teaching Comparative Government and Politics

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Partial election results from Nigeria

Half the votes are counted. But which half? And who is securing and counting the other half?

Muhammadu Buhari leads Goodluck Jonathan
Partial results from Nigeria's election give ex-military ruler Muhammadu Buhari a narrow lead over the incumbent, President Goodluck Jonathan.

With more than half of Nigeria's 36 states declared, Gen Buhari's All Progressives Congress (APC) is ahead by half a million votes.

A victory for Gen Buhari would make President Jonathan the first incumbent to lose an election in Nigeria.

Correspondents say it is likely the loser will allege foul play.

More than 800 people were killed in protests after Mr Jonathan beat Gen Buhari in the previous election.

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