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Nigeria presidential election underway

04-17-2011 09:39 BJT

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Tens of millions of Nigerians have voted on Saturday, amid hopes of their first credible presidential election for decades.

In the sprawling commercial hub of Lagos, the poll closed earlier. But voters are staying on to watch the count, shouting out the total as polling agents tally the ballots. Incumbent Goodluck Jonathan cast his ballot in his home state of Bayelsa in the oil-rich Niger Delta.

His main challenge is expected to come from Muhammadu Buhari, an ex-military leader who's popular in the north.

Across most of the country there has been little sign of the chaos and violence that has dogged past elections, although two bombs panicked voters in the troubled northeastern city of Maiduguri. There were no reports of casualties.




Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CNTV.CN

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