An Election's Long Shadow

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Muhammadu Buhari

Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo won re-election on April 19 in a vote that observers say was marred by fraud. The opposition, led by runner-up Muhammadu Buhari, wants Obasanjo to resign before his first term ends on May 29 and allow a new vote. Buhari met with TIME's Gilbert Da Costa in Abuja last week.

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