Teaching Comparative Government and Politics

Saturday, April 09, 2011

Voting begins in most of Nigeria

Voting has begun in most of the country.

Polling under way in delayed election
Polling has begun in Nigeria in parliamentary elections marred by bloody attacks and chaotic delays…

Security was tight in many cities following sporadic violence during the campaign and a deadly bomb attack in the central town of Suleja on Friday…

Despite the delays, our correspondent says, many people see these polls as a chance for Nigeria to escape the troubled days of vote rigging and violence that have plagued previous elections held since the end of military rule in 1999.

Politically the stakes are high, she says, with this being seen as a test of whether this government can hold a credible election…

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