Teaching Comparative Government and Politics

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Quick and clear Nigerian election guide

If you want a short and direct guide to the upcoming Nigerian election, you probably can't beat the BBC.

Nigerian elections: Goodluck Jonathan vs Muhammadu Buhari again
Nigeria's presidential election, postponed until 28 March, promises to be a closely fought rematch between incumbent Goodluck Jonathan and former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari…

Past elections have been marred by violence and allegations of vote-rigging. Since campaigning began in mid-November, both the ruling and opposition camps have reported violent attacks against their supporters…

  • Who are the main candidates?
  • Where they stand on key election issues?
  • Profile: Goodluck Jonathan
  • Profile: Muhammadu Buhari
  • How does the electoral system work?
  • What happens if there is a run-off?
  • What about the parliamentary and gubernatorial elections?

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