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date: 21 October 2019

zoning 

Source:
A Dictionary of African Politics
Author(s):

Nicholas Cheeseman

A political practice in Nigeria under which political parties agree to split their presidential and vice-presidential candidates between the north and south of the country and also to alternate the home area of the president between the north and south of the country. The principle of zoning is designed to ensure that neither the north nor the south of the country is ever permanently excluded from power and that no one party is seen to only represent one part of the country. The notion of zoning was first introduced in the Second Republic, following the ... ...

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