Nigeria

Go to the polls after aborted first try


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Nigerians are finally going to the polls today, a week after the scheduled date. They will be voting for 360 members of the House of representatives and 109 members of the Senate.

The last week has been marred with problems, including getting ballot papers printed and to polling booths. An air force plane crash landed with one set of ballot papers and last night a bomb killed up to 25 in an Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office in Niger State. There has been an attack on a police station and accusations of widespread intimidation.

Human Rights Watch say that as many as 85 people have died so far in election related incidents.

See our blog from last week under the Nigeria page and ‘News’ section for details of polling day voting procedures.

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