Amid Claims of Fraud, Nigeria's Elections Maintain Status Quo Nigerians celebrate the re-election of President Olusegun Obasanjo. This would be the first time Nigeria has held consecutive democratic elections without the military taking control. Not all votes are tallied, but with 70 percent of ballots in, Obasanjo has a commanding lead. Meanwhile independent monitors and the main opposition claim widespread fraud. NPR's Jason Beaubien reports.
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Amid Claims of Fraud, Nigeria's Elections Maintain Status Quo

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Amid Claims of Fraud, Nigeria's Elections Maintain Status Quo

Amid Claims of Fraud, Nigeria's Elections Maintain Status Quo

Amid Claims of Fraud, Nigeria's Elections Maintain Status Quo

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Nigerians celebrate the re-election of President Olusegun Obasanjo. This would be the first time Nigeria has held consecutive democratic elections without the military taking control. Not all votes are tallied, but with 70 percent of ballots in, Obasanjo has a commanding lead. Meanwhile independent monitors and the main opposition claim widespread fraud. NPR's Jason Beaubien reports.