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Ghana elections: Ministers, MPs, party chieftains defeated

With the certified results so far released by Ghana’s Electoral Commission, six ministers, nine members of parliaments and party stalwarts have been consumed in the fiercely contested general election held last Sunday. The final results are now a subject of uncertainty, particularly for the ruling party, New Patriotic Party (NPP), …

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Nduom not interested in ministerial post

Dr. Paa Kwesi Nduom, Presidential candidate of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), says he will not accept ministerial appointment in any government. The man who was expected to cause an upset in Ghana’s 2008 elections, but failed to impress as the results trickled in says he has no interest in …

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Ghana’s election tight as results trickle in

Ghana’s two main presidential candidates are running neck-and-neck as votes continue to be counted a day after the country’s peaceful elections. It is a public holiday and people are glued to their radios and television sets as the results trickle in. A number of ministers have lost their seats in …

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Ghana elections: Akufo-Addo leads

Ghana’s Nana Akufo-Addo, the candidate of the ruling New Patriotic Party, took the lead in results from yesterday’s election, which will determine who manages wealth from recent oil discoveries. Akufo-Addo, 62, won 752,114 of the votes so far counted compared with 697,341 for his main rival from the National Democratic …

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Ghana elections: More falls emerge

The 2008 general election has so far panned out as a straight contest between the ruling New Patriotic Party and National Democratic Congress, true to pre-polls predictions. What is emerging, is a strong indication the opposition NDC could be making gains in parliamentary seats should current trends persist. At Adenta …

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Ghana elections: Some political heavyweights fall

Election 2008 is producing mixed fortunes for the two major political parties. Heavy weights are tumbling. Uncertified results as at press time Sunday night, indicated that some stalwarts of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) including Boniface Abubakar Saddique, Minister of Water; Works and Housing, and MP for Salaga, Stephen Asamoah …

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Ghana’s historic elections peaceful

On Sunday, December 7, 2008, Ghanaians voted in an election that would enhance the country’s image as the beacon of hope, peace and democracy in Africa. Reports coming from all over the country generally show that the polls have been conducted in an orderly manner. The elections for a President …

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Ghana elections: New president to usher in oil era

Ghanaians are voting for a new president on Sunday, December 7, 2008 in a tight race between two foreign-educated lawyers hoping to lead the West African nation into an era of greater prosperity thanks to offshore oil. The elections are widely expected to be peaceful. That would be a boost …

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Ghanaians vote for new president

Ghanaians have gone to the polls to elect a new president and parliament, in a country often held up as an example of good government in Africa. President John Kufuor is stepping down after serving the maximum two terms and the race to succeed him is a tight one. Nana …

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Ghanaians pray for peaceful elections

Listeners to local radio stations were calling in, before dawn, with prayers for peaceful presidential and parliamentary elections. With the polls being held for the first time on a Sunday, many churches had held services the day before to allow their congregations to vote. In Jamestown, a fishing community in …

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