What Just Happened? 12 Things You Should Know About Nigeria’s Elections

Written by Keren Mikva

The results of the 2015 Nigerian presidential and parliamentary elections have been confirmed, and the country has a new leader. The election saw former President Goodluck Jonathan and the People’s Democratic Party face off off against Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressive’s Congress (APC).

Nigerians turned out en masse to elect Buhari in the most competitive presidential race in the country’s history. The campaigning was intense and there’s still controversy.

What just happened? Here are 12 things you should know about Nigeria’s elections.

Sources: Edition.CNN.com, Telegraph.co.uk, ABCNews.Go.com, BBC.co.uk, TheGuardian.com, NYTimes.com, Reuters.com