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President of the Republic of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama is expected to deliver the State of the Nation address at the Parliament House today, Friday, 4 January 2012. The address will be the last for the Mills Administration, which President Mahama took over following the death of the late President John Atta Mills.

The State of …

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Preparation works at the Independence Square for the inauguration of President John Mahama is progressing speedily and nearing completion.

An observation of the ceremonial grounds show that security personnel and other workers were busily erecting podia while others were caught setting up barricades at the entrance to ensure maximum protection at the grounds.

Dr Kwadwo Afari-Gyan, Chairman …

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The New Patriotic Party (NPP)  has announced in a press conference addressed by their presidential candidate for the 2012 elections, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, their vice presidential candidate, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, and party chairman, Jake Obetsebi Lamptey that they have filed a suit at the supreme court to challenge the declaration of President John Dramani …

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In September, Ghana Decides published an article on the hierarchy of Ghana’s court with relation to electoral disputes. Given the current post electoral situation, we republish the post here.

 

The Legal Resources Centre has published a picture displaying the various courts that deal with electoral disputes in Ghana. The effort is an attempt by the organisation to educate …

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Report by Roxanne Scott, for Ghana Decides

President of the ECOWAS Commission, Kadré Désiré Ouédraogo, deployed an ECOWAS Observation Mission (EOM) to monitor the Presidential and Parliamentary elections in Ghana on 7 December.  EOM, made up of 250 observers, was led by Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, former President of Nigeria.

EOM began arriving in Ghana on 28 November. The …

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The Coalition of Domestic Election Observers has called on all political stakeholders to maintain the peace and security in the country. The election observation body called on all aggrieved parties to seek redress in the law courts and advised leaders to desist from making statements that may lead supporters to disturb the peace in the …

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0 comments Dec 112012

The largest opposition party in Ghana, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has challenged the results of the 2012 Presidential election, accusing the Electoral Commission of Ghana of colluding with the incumbent, National Democratic Congress (NDC) to steal votes.

The Chairman of the Electoral Commission, Dr. Kwadwo Afari Gyan, has denied the allegations saying the the NPP …

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Election Chronicles

Dec 11 2012
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I was watching TV the night before the Elections – that was about 11:30pm – and they were showing people in Accra queued up. Wow! The Elections was at least 8hours away. For a people who are perceived for lateness, people were certainly taking the Election very seriously. One guy who was interviewed pointed at …

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Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond is a writer and the author of Powder Necklace

On Friday December 7th, Ghana held its Presidential and Parliamentary elections with voting extended into Saturday due to technical glitches with new biometric voting machines that required voters to ID themselves by their fingerprints. This was the sixth election held since the military regime of Flight …

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Vote counting is a major feature in Ghana’s elections.

The writer, Nii K Bentsi-Enchill, is Editor of GhanaNsem, website on development and culture.

1. I meant 25 thoughts. Uncertified.

2. NDC won my scientific campaign song/video competition — one excellent one with a charming girl holding down the main vocals in front of maybe 50 dancing schoolchildren and a …

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