Nigeria postpones Feb. 14 presidential election to March 28: INEC

February 7, 2015 10:10 PM

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Nigeria postpones Feb. 14 presidential election to March 28: INEC

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria's electoral commission says it is postponing the Feb. 14 presidential election until March 28 due to security concerns, caving in to pressure from the ruling People's Democratic Party in a move likely to enrage the opposition.

Foreign powers are closely observing how elections will be held in Africa's biggest economy and have voiced concerns over violence in the aftermath, as was the case after the 2011 election, when 800 people died.

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