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Nigeria
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British influence and control over what would become Nigeria and Africa's most populous country grew through the 19th century. A series of constitutions after World War II granted Nigeria greater autonomy. After independence in 1960, politics were marked by coups and mostly military rule, until the death of a military head of state in 1998 allowed for a political transition. In 1999, a new constitution was adopted and a peaceful transition to civilian government was completed. The government continues to face the daunting task of institutionalizing democracy and reforming a petroleum-based economy, whose revenues have been squandered through corruption and mismanagement. In addition, Nigeria continues to experience longstanding ethnic and religious tensions. Although both the 2003 and 2007 presidential elections were marred by significant irregularities and violence, Nigeria is currently experiencing its longest period of civilian rule since independence. The general elections of April 2007 marked the first civilian-to-civilian transfer of power in the country's history and the elections of 2011 were generally regarded as credible. The 2015 election is considered the most well run in Nigeria since the return to civilian rule, with the umbrella opposition party, the All Progressives Congress, defeating the long-ruling People's Democratic Party that had governed since 1999.

Nigeria is a federal presidential republic.

Source: CIA World Factbook

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Législation et politiques
août 2010
Nigéria

This Act further alters the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 and the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (First Alteration) Act, 2010 among other things, to provide for new time-lines for the conduct of national elections, by the Independent National Electoral Commission.

Législation et politiques
août 2010
Nigéria

This Act alters the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 among other things, to provide for the financial independence of the Independent National Electoral Commission and National Assembly.

Constitution
décembre 1999
Nigéria

The constitution was promulgated by the military government.

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