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Nigerian election extended to Sunday after glitches hobble voters
Nigerian election extended to Sunday after glitches hobble voters

After widespread failures of a new electronic voter ID system aimed at preventing ballot-rigging, Nigerian election officials extended voting through Sunday in a tightly contested presidential race that some worry will prove a prelude to violence. Incumbent Goodluck Jonathan, 57, has been locked in a hard-fought battle with former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari, 72, whom he soundly defeated in a 2011 contest that was followed by widespread bloodshed. If Buhari wins and takes power, it would be the nation’s first democratic transfer of power and a landmark for the continent. But analysts worry that neither side will be willing to concede defeat and chaos will erupt. Violence of...

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