Nigeria's New President: From Military Ruler To 'Newborn Democrat'

April 1, 2015 9:01 AM

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Nigeria's president-elect Muhammadu Buhari speaks to journalists in the capital Abuja on Wednesday. Buhari was a military ruler in the 1980s. With his victory in last weekend's election over President Goodluck Jonathan, he has become the first opposition candidate to defeat a sitting president at the ballot box.

In the middle of the night, after a long day waiting for election results on Tuesday, supporters of former military leader Muhammadu Buhari took to the streets of Abuja to celebrate his historic victory in Nigeria's presidential election.

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