Incumbent Mahama Declared Winner in Ghana

The Electoral Commission in Ghana has declared President John Dramani Mahama winner of the presidential elections. Official result show that the incumbent polled 50.70 percent of votes cast, compared to 47.74 percent for his closest challenger, Nana Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party.



  • Long Queues as Ghana Votes

    Citi FM
    Publication Date:
    7 December 2012

    Registered Ghanaian voters stood in long queues, some from as early as midnight, to vote in presidential and parliamentary elections. see more »

  • Ghana:  No Honeymoon After Election

    African Arguments, 7 December 2012

    Ghanaians are voting for the next president of the longest-lived republic in their country's history. read more »

  • Ghana:  Biometric Verification Machine Breakdown Stalls Voting

    African Elections Project, 7 December 2012

    The electronic gadgets used to verify the biometric data of prospective voters in a number of centers have broken down, stalling the voting process in those polling stations. The ... read more »

  • Ghana:  Ghana Imposes Partial Suspension of Voting

    African Elections Project, 7 December 2012

    Voting has been suspended in Ghana's general elections in areas where biometric registration equipment have broken down after several voters were caught in long queues even after ... read more »

  • Ghana:  EC and Political Parties Meet Over Verification Challenges

    African Elections Project, 7 December 2012

    Information available to Africa Election Project indicates that officials of the Electoral Commission are having an emergency meeting with all political parties official for ... read more »

  • Ghana:  Voting Delays in Some Polling Centres

    African Elections Project, 7 December 2012

    There are reports of delayed voting in a number of centres across the country, in closely fought elections in the West African country of Ghana, which has entered its second hour. ... read more »

  • Ghana:  Voting Begins Across Polling Centres

    African Elections Project, 7 December 2012

    Voting has begun in the various polling stations throughout Ghana, to elect a president and 275 Members of Parliament. Queues started forming from the wee hours of the morning, ... read more »

  • Ghana:  Early Hiccups for Voters

    The New Dawn, 7 December 2012

    The Chairman of the Electoral Commission, Dr. Kwadwo Afari-Gyan has said the Commission will declare the results of Friday's election within 72 hours after the close of poll. read more »

  • Ghana:  Social Media Users Defy Campaign Ban

    African Elections Project, 6 December 2012

    Following the ban on active political campaigning in Ghana 24 hours to general elections as prescribed by the political parties regulations, politicians in and outside the country ... read more »

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