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Poll results: Summon a meeting of Eminent Advisory Committee – Nana Ato Dadzie to Emile Short

A member of the Eminent Advisory Committee, Nana Ato Dadzie has asked the chair of the Committee, Justice Emile Short to summon a meeting immediately on the December 7 general elections and issues emerging from the polls. In an open letter to Justice Short, he said “The situation has been compounded by what appears to have been some weaknesses in ...

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Ivory Coast in dialogue with opposition to quell political unrest; lessons for Ghana?

The Ivory Coast’s government and representatives from the opposition have met for a National Dialogue to discuss ways to end the political unrest that has gripped the West African country for months. Discussions started on Monday in Abidjan and focused on the recommendations of the Economic Community of West African States, which called for reforming the country’s electoral commission before ...

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Full text: Minority MPs petition to Electoral Commission Chair

The Minority in Parliament on Tuesday broke police barricade at the Ridge Roundabout to submit a petition to the Electoral Commissioner Chair, Jean Mensa. The aggrieved legislators were involved in a scuffle with the police as they walked from Parliament House to the Electoral Commission head office. They MPs led by the Minority Leader in Parliament, Haruna Iddrisu and the ...

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ABANTU, Women’s Manifesto Coalition congratulate Jean Mensah

ABANTU for Development, a women’s rights policy advocacy Organisation and the Women’s Manifesto Coalition have congratulated the Electoral Commission’s chairperson Mrs. Jean Mensah, on the successful conduct of the 2020 Presidential and Parliamentary elections in Ghana. In a statement copied to Public Agenda in Accra, the two organizations observed that the chairperson’s success is by extension, a triumph for many ...

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Sene West elections: Court throws out NPP suit against EC, NDC

The Wench High Court has thrown out a case brought before it by the New Patriotic Party against the Electoral Commission and the National Democratic Congress on the Sene West Parliamentary Elections. The court ruled that the said case lacks merit, reason it was dismissed. The NPP has also been fined an amount of GHS 20,000 for wasting the time of the court.The Sene West Constituency’s ...

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Ghana’s opposition leader calls for an independent audit of election results

Flagbearer of Ghana’s biggest opposition party , the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama, has called for a forensic audit on the election results announced by the Electoral Commission on December 9. According to him, having an independent audit of the EC’s figures will ease the tension surrounding the results and per the outcome of the audit, will concede defeat if the ...

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Ghanaians vote in crucial elections today

Today, December 7, 2020, a total of 17,027,655 registered voters are expected to cast their ballot at about 33,367 polling stations across the country from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm The presidential race has twelve candidates seeking to occupy the Jubilee House for the next four years though it is an open secret that it’s a two-horse race between the ...

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Enhancing women’s effective inclusion in elections 2020

On Monday, December 7, 2020, Ghana will hold the eighth presidential and parliamentary elections since the advent of democratic rule in 1992. Elections are among the most political institutions and voting gives majority of citizens the opportunity of voice. However, as central element of democracy, elections must be inclusive where all those eligible have the opportunity to vote as well ...

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Commonwealth sends team to observe Ghana elections

The Commonwealth has deployed a team of election observers to Ghana to keep watch during the country’s General Election slated for Monday next week. The Commonwealth Observer Group is made up of politicians, diplomats and experts in law, human rights, gender and election administration from across member countries. Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland said the group was constituted following an invitation ...

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Election 2020: New survey projects runoff

A new survey has projected that next week’s presidential and Parliamentary polls will go into a second round. According to the research by Governance Research Bureau, non of the two leading parties can secure enough votes to win at ago. “Based on its analysis of EC certified results since 1992 and the 2020 voters register, the Bureau estimates that the ...

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