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.

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  • Ghana:  NPP Wants EC to Stay Declaration of Results

    African Elections Project, 9 December 2012

    The New Patriotic Party is calling on the Electoral Commission of Ghana to desist from announcing the results and declaring victors in the general elections. read more »

  • Ghana:  Multimedia Group Predicts Mahama Win

    African Elections Project, 9 December 2012

    President John Dramani Mahama has been projected to retain the presidency with a first round victory. read more »

  • Ghana:  No Clear Winner Yet in Ghana Presidential Race

    African Elections Project, 9 December 2012

    There is no certain winner yet in Ghana's presidential election even though incumbent President John Dramani Mahama is thought to be in the lead. read more »

  • Ghana:  Bridge Extreme Political Polarization Gap - CODEO Urges Political Parties (document)

    African Elections Project, 9 December 2012

    The Coalition of Domestic Election Observers (CODEO) has urged political parties, their leaders and the entire political class to take adequate measures to bridge the extreme ... read more »

  • Ghana:  Peace Council Condemns Opposition Party

    African Elections Project, 9 December 2012

    The National Peace Council (NPC) has condemned the press conference by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) on Saturday evening, at which the party announced that it had secured a first ... read more »

  • Ghana:  Ruling Party Calls for Calm

    African Elections Project, 9 December 2012

    The Campaign Chair for the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Elvis Afriyie Ankrah has called on the party supporters to remain calm and be law abiding. read more »

  • Ghana:  Early Results Show Tight Race

    African Elections Project, 8 December 2012

    Second day voting which begun at 7am has ended in all polling centre in areas where voting was suspended due to breakdown of verification machines. The general election which was ... read more »

  • Ghana:  Counting Starts In Historic Election

    African Elections Project, 7 December 2012

    Counting has started following the official close of the 2012 general elections at 17:00 today. The first results are expected later on Friday evening through to early Sunday . read more »

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  • Long Queues as Ghana Votes

    Publisher:
    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 (analysis)

    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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  • Ghana:  Close Election to Test Its Peace and Democracy (analysis)

    ThinkAfricaPress, 6 December 2012

    Through the campaign, rhetoric has got stronger and accusations of fraud and violence have increased. With the result be too close to call, how will things pan out? read more »

  • Ghana:  Ghana Decides 2012 - Route to Kumasi Declaration (analysis)

    Daily Trust, 7 December 2012

    The mood in Ghana is one of high optimism that the sixth general elections taking place on the 7th of December will be free, fair, and credible and above all - violence free. read more »

  • Ghana:  High Turnout Expected in Polls for New President

    African Elections Project, 6 December 2012

    Some 14 million Ghanaian voters will be expected to queue up in a couple of hours at 26,000 polling stations to cast their vote in the Presidential and Parliamentary Elections. The ... read more »

  • Ghana:  Presidential Candidates Get Ready to Vote

    African Elections Project, 6 December 2012

    The eight candidates vying for Ghana's presidency are getting ready to cast their ballots come tomorrow Friday, December 7. read more »

  • Ghana:  Election Fever Grips the Nation

    Ghanaian Chronicle, 6 December 2012

    With D-day for Election 2012 barely 24 hours away, voters across the length and breadth of Ghana yesterday, began feverish preparations to be part of the four-yearly thumb ... read more »

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