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Nigeria's Rigged Democracy

Jean Herskovits
Foreign Affairs
Vol. 86, No. 4 (Jul. - Aug., 2007), pp. 115-130
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/20032419
Page Count: 16
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Abstract

Nigeria's elections last April were among the most seriously flawed in the country's history, thanks largely to the manipulations of the U.S.-backed ruling party. With Nigerians increasingly clamoring for accountability, Washington's continuing support could generate more unrest--and could pose a risk both to oil supplies coming out of Nigeria and to the stability of West Africa.

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