SAO PAULO (AP) — Microphone in hand and standing atop the sound truck, the raspy-voiced protest leader jabbed his finger into the air shouting for the ouster of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, igniting wild cheers from the crowd below him.
President Goodluck Jonathan was neck-and-neck with his main opposition challenger in Nigeria's knife-edge general election on Monday, with tensions and fears of violence running high as results trickled in. The presidential election pitting Jonathan against former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari is the closest in Nigeria's history, and the first with a credible opposition challenge. International election observers gave broadly positive reactions to the conduct of the vote, despite late delivery of election materials and technical glitches with new voter authentication devices. Buhari and his All Progressives Congress (APC) won five states while Jonathan, of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), took three plus the Federal Capital Territory of Abuja.