15 November 2012

Ghana: Mahama Ahead By a Hair

It has been Ghana's longest-ever campaign and electors are being offered a real choice of policies and people but still the two major parties are running neck-and-neck ahead of presidential and parliamentary elections on 7 December.

The centre-left National Democratic Congress under President John Dramani Mahama has maintained a slight lead, according to local and international pollsters.

Yet the NDC is fighting off criticism that it has not maximised the economic potential of new oil and gas production and that it remains hamstrung by corruption and chronically inefficient public services according to Africa Confidential.

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