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Vol 59 No 14

Published 13th July 2018


Nigeria

A split by any other name

A new grand opposition coalition and fresh splits in the President’s party are changing calculations about next year’s elections

The latest round of defections and manoeuvrings in Abuja give weight to the opposition People's Democratic Party announcement that it will lead a new Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP), grouping at least 35 parties, to challenge President Muhammadu Buhari in the elections in February and March.

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