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Samia Nkrumah asserts independence in Parliament

Samia Nkrumah, Member of Parliament (MP) for Jomoro, on Friday said she would not be aligned with the majority NDC in Parliament but preferred to do business in the House guided by national interests and those of her constituents in Jomoro. She said she was constrained to sit with the …

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President Mills inaugurated

President John Evans Atta Mills was Wednesday January 7, 2009 sworn into office as the third President of the Fourth Republic of Ghana. The ceremony which was attended by a throng was conducted at the Independence Square in Accra. President Mills was sworn into office by the Chief Justice Mrs. …

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Review mandate of EC – Kufuor

The President, John Agyekum Kufuor, has recommended a review of the mandate of members of Ghana’s independent Electoral Commission to build on their neutrality. Delivering his last State of the Nation Address to Parliament on Monday, he said renewing their mandate for every six years would go a long way …

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Mills names transitional team

President-elect Prof. John Evans Atta Mills has named a 12-member transitional team, just a day after he was declared winner of the December 28 run-off voting. The team headed by a former secretary in the Peoples National Defence Council (PNDC) administration, P.V. Obeng is to oversee a smooth handing over …

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NDC tee-shirts, hot cake in Volta Region

National Democratic Congress (NDC) tee-shirts have become “hot cake” in the Volta Region, moments after Dr Kwadwo Afari-Gyan, the Electoral Commissioner, declared Professor John Evans Atta Mills, Presidential Candidate of the party, winner of the December 28 presidential run-off. People of all ages reached for the party’s tee-shirts in particular …

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Tain has spoken, Ghana has decided – it’s Atta Mills

Prof. John Evans Atta Mills, the presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has been declared president-elect by the Electoral Commission of Ghana. Following what has been described as a cliffhanger elections which started December 7, 2008, through December 28 and eventually January 2, 2009 at the Tain constituency …

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EC to announce winner of Ghana Election 2008

The Electoral Commission (EC) of Ghana would today January 3, 2009 announce the winner of the longest, tense and hotly fought presidential election in the history of Ghana. The election which started December 7, 2008 did not throw up a clear winner even though, the candidate of the ruling New …

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NPP withdraws court suits against run-off

The New Patriotic Party has withdrawn all legal suits from the courts relating to the 2008 presidential elections. The party filed a writ in court on Thursday in an attempt to secure an injunction to restrain the Electoral Commission from declaring the winner after the Tain election. When that failed, …

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Voting over in Tain

The crunch run-off voting in the Tain constituency of the Brong Ahafo region is over and ballots are being counted. But before the final results are determined, National Democratic Congress (NDC) supporters have started jubilating. Reports reaching ghanabusinessnews.com say, the NDC supporters are clad in white, with some pouring talcum …

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Voting takes off at Tain

Voting has begun in the Tain constituency Friday morning January 2, 2008, but New Patriotic Party (NPP) agents are absent at polling stations. The cliffhanger voting which is likely to decide the next president of Ghana following elections on December 7 and December 28, 2008 which failed to produce an …

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