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Nigeria's 2015 Elections: What Have We Learned?

June 10, 2015 • 3:00 – 4:30 pm EDT

Professor Attahiru Jega

Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)
Nigeria's recent national elections are widely considered the best in the country's history. Despite predictions of mass rigging and violence, the process was largely peaceful and credible and resulted in the first ever democratic transition of power from one party to another. Please join us for a conversation with Professor Attahiru Jega, chairman of Nigeria's Independent National Electoral Commission, as he shares his perspective on what went right to ensure the integrity and credibility of the polls in a hard-fought and contentious electoral contest. Professor Jega will offer his assessment of the electoral process and share thoughts on lessons learned—both for Nigeria and other African countries entering similarly contentious, high-stakes elections.