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Nigeria's elections postponed over logistical 'chaos'

Parliamentary elections in Nigeria have been postponed until Monday because of organisational problems, officials say.

The electoral officials - who have apologised for the delay - say ballot papers have not been delivered in time to many polling stations.

The decision is seen as a big blow to the credibility of the electoral body in Africa's most populous country.

Some 73m people have registered for the parliamentary, presidential and gubernatorial polls over two weeks.

Richard Slee reports.

  • 02 Apr 2011
  • From the section Africa
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