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Supporters of Ghanaian opposition candidate Nana Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party, in Kasoa, December 1, 2012.

Supporters of Ghanaian opposition candidate Nana Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party, in Kasoa, December 1, 2012.

Unlike their Western counterparts, Africans take elections very seriously — rising up early to queue patiently in line for hours under the hot sun and cast their ballots. Any misguided attempt to nullify or steal their votes will evoke (more…)

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The opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) will sweep approximately 52 per cent of the total votes in the December 7 presidential polls, while its rival, the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) will get 46.9 per cent of the votes, a local research group, Marketing Social Research International (MSRI), has said.

The findings show that the other smaller parties would barely make one per cent of the collective votes.

The research was conducted between September and October 2012 across all the 230 constituencies in Ghana. (more…)

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. (more…)

Former First Lady and flagbearer of the National Democratic Party (NDP), Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings, is still optimistic that the Electoral Commission (EC) will accede to her party’s demands and re-instate the NDP in the presidential race to enable her contest this year’s general elections.

The NDP flagbearer says should the courts rule in favour of the EC, the party’s Parliamentary aspirants still have the backing of the Executives.

“Whether we are number 10 or 9 (on the ballot paper), it will surely happen,’ Mrs Rawlings said. (more…)

The Electoral Commission (EC) said on Tuesday that presidential candidates for Election 2012 had between October 5 and October 17 to fill the forms and had two days, October 17 and 18 to return them to the Returning Officer. The Commission said it was not true that the presidential candidates had only two days to fill forms they collected from the EC between October 5 and October 16. “Those who seek to rule this country must learn first to obey rules and regulations…we must all go by the rules of the game,” Dr Kwadwo Afari-Gyan, EC Chairman, told the Ghana News Agency in an interview in Accra.

The EC said all the parties whose presidential candidates’ nominations were rejected were due to their failure to comply with the law and that some of the candidates came with half filled forms, not signed by the two persons from the districts and (more…)