Category: Ghana

GHANA: Hung parliament will necessitate compromise

On 7 January, President-elect Nana Akufo-Addo will officially commence his second term in office following the inauguration of the new parliament the same day. The ruling New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) wafer-thin majority will be put to a first test when parliament elects its speaker and deputy speakers as the first orders of business.… Read the rest

GHANA: President Akufo-Addo remains the frontrunner

President Nana Akufo-Addo and his New Patriotic Party (NPP) are the frontrunners in the 7 December general elections. While the few reliable polls available all indicate that Akufo-Addo has a strong lead over John Mahama, the presidential candidate of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), the battle for control of the 275-seat parliament may be a tighter race.… Read the rest

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GHANA: The state of the race

  • President Nana Akufo-Addo and his New Patriotic Party (NPP) remain the frontrunners in presidential and parliamentary elections scheduled for 7 December.
  • If defeated, the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) of John Mahama may challenge the results in court, which would spell months of uncertainty.
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GHANA: Akufo-Addo’s costly popularity boost

President Nana Akufo-Addo’s announcement last week that he would run in the 7 December presidential election comes as no surprise. The weakness of the opposition makes Akufo-Addo the frontrunner, rather than his popularity or the impressive economic headline numbers.… Read the rest