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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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Police commander calls for healthy police-media relationship

The Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Asumadu Okyere-Darko, Acting Bono East Regional Police Commander has called for a healthy police-media relationship towards national development. “The Police and the Media personnel must be seen working as family members providing care, love, and security for one another. By doing so, we will be able to promote a peaceful environment in the General ...

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December elections: All officers will wear identification tags – National Security assures NDC

The National Security Ministry has assured the leadership of the opposition NDC of maximum security and professionalism by security officials during the December 7, polls. The Ministry assured officials of the opposition party that all security officers who will operate during the polls will be properly identified with name tags on their uniforms. “The meeting underscored the fact that all ...

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Knife-edge US vote hangs on a few key states

The race between Donald Trump and Joe Biden is on a knife-edge, with no clear winner as vote-counting continue .Results suggest a tight contest in important battlegrounds: Arizona, Georgia, Wisconsin, Michigan and PennsylvaniaTrump is so far projected to win 23 states, including Texas, Ohio and must-win Florida, having outperformed pollsters’ predictions.The president makes baseless claims of fraud and says he ...

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US votes in most decisive contest in decades

Americans are voting in one of the most divisive presidential elections in decades, pitting incumbent Republican Donald Trump against his Democratic challenger Joe Biden. The first polls opened from 05:00 EST (10:00 GMT) in Vermont. Nearly 100 million people have already cast their ballots in early voting, putting the country on course for its highest turnout in a century. Both ...

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Ivorians brace for poll results in fiercely contested presidential election

Ivory Coast officials tallied results Sunday after a tense presidential election marked by an opposition boycott and clashes that killed at least two over President Alassane Ouattara’s bid for a third term.  Scattered unrest, vandalised voting material and some closed polling stations were reported mostly in opposition strongholds during Saturday’s election although Ouattara had appealed for calm and his party was expecting ...

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Seek redress with law, not violence – Chief Justice Anin Yeboah

The Chief Justice, Justice Kwasi Anin Yeboah, has expressed his satisfaction with the fact that many Ghanaians are using legal processes and the law courts to seek redress for their grievances. “This is how we will maintain the peace that we are so proud to have in our beloved country, especially in an election year, as we have this year,” ...

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