Nigeria's parties pick their presidential candidates

December 11, 2014 12:44 AM

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Nigeria's parties pick their presidential candidates

LAGOS/ABUJA (Reuters) - In a no-contest vote, Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan was nominated as the ruling party's leader for the February 2015 elections early on Thursday, while the opposition coalition was still voting for a candidate to take him on.

The upcoming presidential race is expected to be the closest fought since the end of military rule in 1999.

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