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Democracy in Nigeria

Both the Washington Post and the New York Times did stories on Nigeria's troubled presidential elections. The Post focused more on the fraud aspect while the Times had much more well-rounded coverage. Not only did they talk about the fraudulent elections, but they talked about democracy in Africa in general. They mentioned the outcomes of polls rating Nigerian's satisfaction with their democracy. They also compared Nigeria to other African countries. The Post said the elections did not meet international standards, but I think it was more important to keep the story relative to Africa. So what if they don't meet Western standards; that's beside the point. The Times successfully examined the underlying problems that are being caused by faulty democracy. They had better use of quotes, polls, and research studies.