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What's at Stake in Nigeria's Upcoming Election

Feb 15, 2019 | 10:00 GMT
A warning poster is shown in Lagos, Nigeria, ahead of presidential and legislative elections on Feb. 16.

A warning poster is shown in Lagos, Nigeria, ahead of general elections on Feb. 16. Incumbent Muhammadu Buhari is expected to be in a close race with his top challenger, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, for the presidency.

(YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)

The uncertainty surrounding Nigeria's upcoming presidential election has created opportunities for internal conflicts to flare up and threaten the country's burgeoning democracy, oil-dependent economy and regional security. However, the severity of these threats will depend less on who wins the presidency, but on how they win it....

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