29 November 2012

Ghana: Statistics On Contesting Parliamentary Candidates for December Polls

With barely eight days to for Ghana's keenly contested election, eligible voters will be expected to go to polls on December 7, to elect a President as well as Parliamentarians to represent them. Following the creation of 45 new constituencies by the Electoral Commission (EC) the number of constituencies has increased from 230 to 275 constituencies which will be contested for in this year-December 7,2012 election.

Other Parties contesting are Democratic People's Party with 16 candidates, United Freedom Party7, independent People's Party 5, GCPP 2, United Renaissance Party 4, New Vision Party 4, Ghana Freedom Party 3 and yes People's Party with only 1 candidate.

The statistics indicates that the NDC and the NPP are the only parties contesting in all 275 constituencies, followed by the PPP with 211, National Democratic Party with 155, CPP with 145 and the PNC with 94.

With the above statistics, this year's Parliamentary elections will be keenly contested across various constituencies and a tight one especially between the ruling NDC and opposition NPP.

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