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Electoral commission: Nigerian presidential and legislative elections to be held Feb. 14, 2015
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Friday, January 24, 2014 3:48 PM EST
Nigeria's electoral commission says presidential and legislative elections in Africa's biggest oil producer will be held Feb. 14, 2015.
Dozens of party stalwarts have defected to a new opposition coalition. It may offer the first real competition to the Democrats, who have governed since years of military dictatorship ended in 1999.
Many consider Jonathan a weak leader who has failed on election promises to end corruption crippling the economy. He has governed since 2010 and also has failed to halt an Islamic uprising that forced a state of emergency covering one-sixth of the country.
The commission announced the date in a statement Friday night.