President, Opponent Are Neck and Neck in Ghana Election

Ghana's ruling party, the New Patriotic Party (NPP), and the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) are both claiming victory in the December 7 election. At 8pm on December 8 Tuesday, President Akufo-Addo of the NPP was just in the lead, polling 4,113,529 votes (49.61 per cent) against the NDC's John  Mahama, who had 4,066,272 votes (49.04%). The candidate who secures 50% plus one vote will be declared the winner. The electoral commission earlier cautioned political parties and the media against declaring results.

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Voting was calm in Nima, an opposition-friendly Accra district, in the presidential and legislative elections on Monday, December 7 in Ghana.

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