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Nigeria’s Moment of Triumph

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Africa Center Dean, Raymond Gilpin, and former Dean, Monde Muyangwa, assess the recently concluded Nigerian presidential election, considered the most transparent and peaceful in Africa’s most populous democracy. The outcome highlights the professionalism of the national election commission, the active engagement by civil society, and the statesmanship of President Goodluck Jonathan. While a host of governance, economic, and security issues must be faced, the smooth electoral process is a welcome milestone and vital foundation for the country as it moves forward.

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