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Nigerian State Election An Example of Democracy For Others

In a closely watched election seen as a test of civilian rule, voters in Ekiti State, Nigeria, have chosen Dr. Ayo Fayose as their next governor. With a heavy turnout on June 21, Dr. Fayose received more than 203,000 votes, topping the incumbent, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, who received some 120,000. Dr. Fayemi quickly conceded the results, setting the stage for a smooth transition of power when the new governor takes office in October.