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In Nigeria, a Rising Opposition Alliance Challenges the Political Status Quo

Dec 17, 2013 | 17:13 GMT
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan in New York on Sept. 23.
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan in New York on Sept. 23.
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Nigerian parties are rarely defined by ideology; they are simply vehicles for alliances to win elections. Therefore, recent developments do not mean the People's Democratic Party cannot recover membership if the issues that divide it -- namely, Jonathan -- are resolved. ...

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