Posted by: kvsonghai | 16 March, 2010

Nigeria Sets Aside Two Dates for Presidential Vote [Bloomberg, USA]

According to Bloomberg, the news and financial data company:

Nigeria may hold presidential elections on Jan. 22 or on April 23 next year, depending on whether progress is made on changes to the country’s voting laws, the Independent National Electoral Commission said.

The West African nation’s parliament is considering amendments to the constitution that would strengthen the electoral body for elections in 2011. The most recent vote, in 2007, was marred by violence, vote-rigging and intimidation, according to domestic and foreign observers.

If the law is amended as planned, the elections will be held in January, Maurice Iwu, the chairman of the commission, said at a conference today in Abuja, the capital.


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