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Win the “African Presidential Election”

Imagine if the entire continent of Africa had a president and held elections like the United States. So it’s Election Day in Africa and you are representing the Turquoise party. Name any African country to grab its “electoral votes” and get 270 to defeat the Maroon party!
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Quiz by Jato
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Last updated: November 7, 2020
First submittedNovember 7, 2020
Times taken10,744
Average score37.7%
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#
Country
50
Nigeria
34
Ethiopia
28
Egypt
24
DR Congo
18
Kenya
18
South Africa
17
Tanzania
16
Algeria
16
Uganda
15
Angola
15
Morocco
15
Sudan
14
Ghana
13
Madagascar
#
Country
13
Mozambique
12
Cameroon
11
Ivory Coast
11
Niger
10
Burkina Faso
10
Malawi
10
Mali
9
Zambia
8
Chad
8
Senegal
8
Somalia
7
Benin
7
Guinea
7
Rwanda
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Country
7
Zimbabwe
6
Burundi
6
South Sudan
6
Togo
6
Tunisia
5
Central African Republic
5
Eritrea
5
Liberia
5
Libya
5
Mauritania
5
Republic of the Congo
5
Sierra Leone
4
Botswana
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Country
4
Equatorial Guinea
4
Gabon
4
Gambia
4
Guinea-Bissau
4
Lesotho
4
Namibia
3
Cape Verde
3
Comoros
3
Djibouti
3
Eswatini
3
Mauritius
3
São Tomé and Principe
3
Seychelles
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Level 36
Nov 7, 2020
Mano, juro q não entendi esse quiz... é pra adivinhar os países turquesa?
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Level 38
Sep 26, 2021
Another Brazilian. It’s my luck day lol

And you need to guess the Countries, the most that you can. For then, you win the election.

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Level 45
Nov 8, 2020
Cool quiz idea
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Level 51
Nov 8, 2020
Got 299 votes
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Level 55
Nov 9, 2020
Nice! To make this quiz more realistic, you could turn it into an "African Union Chairman" election. Basically the African Union is an alliance between the countries of Africa (excluding Morocco), and the chairperson is the leader of this organization ;)
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Level 74
Apr 24, 2021
Ewwww Maroon Party
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Level 44
Aug 14, 2021
I got 286 after four attempts.
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Level 72
Jan 27, 2022
288 here. After the first fail, I just memorized the top 12 countries and guessed them along with the inevitable Niger and the two Congos. That's the minimum number I could think of.
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Level 65
Sep 26, 2021
267, AHHHHH!
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Level 85
Feb 9, 2022
I feel you, I just got 269. So close! I think I could easily do it on a second try though.
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Level 93
Sep 26, 2021
Cool quiz! One minor problem is that you can't type in Africa's most populous country, Nigeria, without first completing "Niger", so you have to waste a precious second or two typing in both countries in order to get the most populous state.

Not sure if there is an a satisfactory solution though. You could add "Niger" as a type in for Nigeria, but I know that goes against the norm for geographic quizzes on Jetpunk.

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Level 55
Sep 26, 2021
This is part of the challenge!
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Level 84
Sep 27, 2021
Niger is not a bad grab either.
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Level 48
Jun 30, 2022
I felt that at first. But Niger is 11 electoral votes, so that's not bad. In the US that's like typing in Tennessee, Massachusetts, Indiana, or Arizona. When you are trying to get California. Thats 61 electoral votes out of 270. Meaning you need 210 after them two. Also, I do know California is going to be 49 electoral votes soon. Talking as of last election.
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Level 50
Jul 8, 2022
it has 54 electoral college votes as per the 2020 redistricting cycle and 52 congressional districts. Don't know where u got 61 and 49 from.
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Level 55
Sep 26, 2021
Tip - Get Central African Republic! All you need to type is ‘car’ for 5 points. Also, it appears at least 11% of people don’t know you can just type ‘congo’ for both Republic of the Congo and Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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Level 61
Oct 2, 2021
Exactly half. What's the tie-breaker?
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Level 72
Jan 27, 2022
Just flip a coin. It will be much fairer and faster than whatever crap-storm will ensue if US politics were to be emulated exactly here. CGP Grey made a nice video about that (https://youtu.be/sHEDXzOfENI).
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Level 54
Feb 13, 2022
I would've done popular vote.
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Level 73
Jan 27, 2022
People should campaign more in Uganda.
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Level 55
Jan 27, 2022
330!
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Level 64
Jan 27, 2022
281!
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Level 63
Jan 28, 2022
I took this 26 times. got exactly 270 and im done. my fingers hurt
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Level 40
Jul 19, 2022
Got 373 :DD