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17 Apr 2011 20:58


World: Goodluck Jonathan scores huge lead in Nigerian presidential vote

  • 31.1 million votes counted so far in Nigeria, but millions to go
  • 19.4
    number of votes current president Goodluck Jonathan has, a seemingly-insurmountable lead
  • 8.4
    number of votes his closest opponent, ex-military leader Muhammadu Buhari, has source
  • » A difficult lead to top: While eight of the 36 states in oil-rich Nigeria still uncounted — a vote count large enough for Buhari to catch up — he would need a lot of votes. That said, some religious conflict will likely come to play in the eight uncounted states, which are largely Muslim. Jonathan, who became president after the death of the last president, is Christian.