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  • An unidentified man reads about the cancellation of National Assembly elections in Lagos, Nigeria, on Sunday, April 3, 2011. The head of the national election commission halted voting Saturday because ballot papers and tally sheets were missing from many areas. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

    Nigeria further postpones elections

    Only days before the first of Nigeria's three April elections, the man in charge of the polls assured the oil-rich nation it was "well-prepared and well-positioned" to avoid the missteps of the young democracy's past.

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  • Election Chairman Attahiru Jega announced results Monday night that showed Mr. Jonathan won 22.4 million votes, compared to the 12.2 million votes of his nearest rival, the former military ruler Mr. Buhari.

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  • The commission "is now well-prepared and well-positioned to conduct elections which will go a long way to satisfy the aspiration of Nigerians for free, fair and credible elections," Mr. Jega promised Tuesday during a news conference. "We have prepared adequately in terms of logistics preparations, in terms the training of our staff and in terms of effective liaison with security agencies in order to provide security before, during and after the elections."

    Nigeria further postpones elections →

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