Nigeria opposition holds lead in early voting results

March 31, 2015 3:21 PM

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Nigeria opposition holds lead in early voting results

KADUNA, Nigeria — As results from Nigeria’s presidential elections continued to trickle in for a third day, opposition candidate Muhammadu Buhari retained his lead over President Goodluck Jonathan, increasing the likelihood that an incumbent could for the first time lose a national election here.

Buhari, a former military dictator, led by a half million votes as Nigerians waited anxiously for both the final results and the public reaction to them. Groups within both parties have threatened violence if their candidate loses. The military has been dispatched to areas of concern in preparation ...

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