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Akufo-Addo Reelected Ghana’s President

by on December 10, 2020
 

By Seun Adeuyi

The Ghanaian electoral commission has declared incumbent President Nana Akufo-Addo the winner of the country’s presidential election.

Akufo-Addo, 76 from the center-right New Patriotic Party (NPP) defeated his closest challenger and predecessor John Dramani Mahama of the center-left National Democratic Congress (NDC) by polling 6,730,413 votes (51.59%). In accordance with the Ghanaian constitution, it is expected that this will be his second and final term in office.

Mahama, got 6,240,889 votes (47.36%). While Akufo-Addo won in eight of the 16 regions, Mahama won in the other eight.

No fewer than 13 million ballots were cast out of a total electorate of 17 million and across 38,000 polling stations throughout the country. Also, voters chose 275 lawmakers for the national parliament.

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The electoral commission took several days to tally up the votes and had urged for patience while they were “working around the clock.”

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