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Vol 40 No 5

Published 5th May 1999


Nigeria

Virtual voters

Election monitors coined a phrase for General Olusegun Obasanjo’s presidential victory on 27 February: the result was not ‘free and fair’ but ‘generally reflects the will of the people’. That is the verdict of the European Union and United Nations. Nigerian cynics reckon that the result also ‘generally reflects the will of Nigeria’s principal trading partners’.

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