’30 New Seats’ in 2004 Elections Vs ’45 New Constituencies’ for 2012 Elections_Stats and Regional Distribution

Posted: November 6, 2012 in Africa, Ghana, Politics, World
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Prior to 2004, the last time any serious look was taken at electoral boundaries was in 1992, when the number of constituencies was increased from 140 to 200.

In 2003, the Electoral Commission undertook a demarcation exercise, which brought the number of constituencies up from 200 to 230.

1n the 2004 Presidential elections John Agyekum Kufour got 14, whilst Atta Mills got the remaining 16 of the Newly created constituencies.

With the parliamentary elections, NPP got 16 seats, followed by NDC and PNC with 13 and 1 respectively.

If this pattern is to continue this year, then it means NPP
could net 24 Seats of the 45 newly created constituencies whilst the NDC could net about 19 or 20 seats.


Election 2012 Data: Regional Distribution of the 45 new Constituencies

Herewith a regional distribution of the 45 newly created constituencies by the Electoral Commission of Ghana.

“The idea of creating the new constituencies arose because the EC by law is required to create or demarcate electoral boundaries in correspondence with the release of the provisional figures of the 2010 census by the Ghana Statistical Service which put the country’s population at 24,658,823 as against 18,921,079 in 2000, an indication of an increase in the country’s population” .

The 45 Newly Created Constituencies
Region Strong hold for? Total Constituencies
Greater Accra Swing Region 7
Ablekuma West
Anyaa Sowutuom
Ayawaso North
Bortianor Ngleshie Amanfrom
Okaikoi Central
Tema Central
Brong Ahafo Swing Region 5
Banda Ahenkro
Berekum East / West
Dorma Municipal
Pru West
Sene West
Ashanti Region NPP Strong Hold 8
Ahafo Ano South-East
Asante Akim Central
Ashanti East
Atwima Nwabiagya North
Manhyia South
Manso Edubia
Sekyere Afram Plains
Central Region Swing Region 4
Assin Central
Awutu Senya East
Cape Coast North
Gomoa Central
Western Region Swing Region 4
Bia East
Volta Region NDC Strong Hold 4
Akatsi North
Krachi Nchumuru
South Dayi
Eastern Region NPP Strong Hold 5
Atiwa East
Fanteakwa South
Northern Region NDC Strong Hold 5
Sagnarigu North/East
Upper East Region NDC Strong Hold 2
Bolga Central
Upper West Region NDC Strong Hold 1


Source: Peacefm


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