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Nigeria sets April 9th for its presidential election date

11-25-2010 08:30 BJT

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Nigeria has set a date for its presidential election, ending months of uncertainty over the timetable for polls. The ballot will be held on April 9th next year.

The presidential election is shaping up to be the most fiercely contested since the end of military rule just over a decade ago. According to the timetable, party primaries must be concluded by January 15th. The president Goodluck Jonathan is considered the front-runner in the primaries, but his candidacy is controversial because of an agreement in the ruling party that power should rotate every two terms between the mostly Muslim north and largely Christian south.

Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: CNTV.CN

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