Abstract

Abstract:

This article reviews Nigeria's recently concluded 2019 general elections, which mark twenty years of unbroken civil rule. It considers the impact of the election-management body's technological solutions to vote fraud and concludes that notwithstanding logistical challenges, a low turnout, vote-buying and pockets of violence, the era of wholesale election-rigging in Nigeria appears to be over. Despite attempts at creating a "third force" in Nigerian politics, a two-party system seems to be evolving. The article examines the main opposition's better-than-expected performance, and factors that may affect the ruling party in its efforts to retain the upper hand.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1086-3214
Print ISSN
1045-5736
Pages
pp. 109-123
Launched on MUSE
2019-07-10
Open Access
No
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