Nigeria: capitalist failure

Za izid volitev v Nigeriji sta ključni dve stvari. Prvič, Nigerija ima nafto. In drugič, močno povezano s tem: koga je podprla podsekretarka Nulandova (znana kot “operativka za volitve v drugih državah”, ki je bila “na obisku” v Nigeriji pred 10 dnevi.

Michael Roberts Blog

Tomorrow the people of the most populous country in Africa go to the polls to elect a new President.  Nigeria is the biggest economy in Africa and home to at least 220m people. Its population will nearly double in the next 25 years to 400m, surpassing the US as the world’s third most populated country.

This is probably the most crucial election for Nigeria’s people for decades.  The economy is stagnating, terrorism and crime is rife and threatens the daily security of the people – and successive governments have failed to meet these challenges.

Normally, the election battle for the presidency is between two well-greased part machines.  There is the ruling All Progressives Congress led by Bola Tinubu and the Tweedledum alternative is the People’s Democratic Party with Atiku Abubakar making his sixth attempt to become president.  There are always a host of smaller parties which usually stand no chance…

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