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22
November


 
 

Election 101: Celebrity Endorsements


Politically active celebrities are most noticeable during election time, when media outlets breathlessly report candidate endorsements and show pictures of presidential candidates with movie, music and sports stars. Do these endorsements matter and how influential are celebrities in political campaigns in Ghana?

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22
November


 
 

Is there a shortage of pressing campaign issues?

President John Mahama came to power asking the people of the Central Region to accept him as their own - just like they did for their kinsman, the late John Atta Mills – and promising to unite the country.

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21
November


 
 

Election 101: The Swing Regions

The voting pattern in the four "Swing-Regions" of Ghana is expected to determine  who wins this year's presidential elections and the majority in Parliament.

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12
November


 
 

Election Map: The Green and Blue Constituencies


Herewith the "Green" and "Blue" Constituencies of the 2008 and 2008 R/O Presidential Elections.

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12
November


 
 

Voting pattern: The 2008 and 2008 R/O Presidential Elections

Herewith voting pattern for the 2008 and 2008 R/O Presidential Elections. In the first round, 121 out of the 230 Constituencies voted for President Mills and whilst Nana Akufo Addo won the remaining 109 Constituencies.

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12
November


 
 

Mahama doesn’t need any more destructive bites

As the race heats up towards the elections, President John Mahama is a man determined to retain the ruling National Democratic Congress in power.

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06
November


 
 

Nana Konadu biting Mahama from the sidelines

Once a part of the inner-sanctum of the National Democratic Congress - NDC, Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings, with a sharp teethis biting hard into the ruling party’s campaign from the sidelines.

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06
November


 
 

Election 101: The 19 'Skirt and Blouse' Constituencies of Election 2008

Herewith a regional distribution of the 19 Constituencies that voted "Skirt and Blouse" during the 2008 Presidential and Parliamentary Elections in Ghana.

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05
November


 
 

Election 2012 Data: Regional Distribution of the 45 new Constituencies

Herewith a regional distribution of the 45 newly created constituencies by the Electoral Commission of Ghana.

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05
November


 
 

Election 2012: People power reminds President how far they are from the citizenry


Ghana’s Parliament voted to raise the consolidated monthly pay of the President to GH˘12,000 while the vice President's has been raised to GH˘10,500.

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05
November


 
 

Ayariga quenching the flame for youth

Candidates seeking to become Ghana President are divided on social, education, health and economic lines but some voters are not even looking at the big issues.

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04
November


 
 

Election 101: Voter Apathy

Should this year's presidential elections head for a run-off, which party is likely to suffer most from Voter Apathy? Below are data from the 2008 and 2008 R/O Elections which shows how the NPP lost quite a number of votes in the Run-Off due to Voter apathy.

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04
November


 
 

Elections 101: Who won most of the '30 New Seats' in the 2004 Election ?


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.

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03
November


 
 

Elections 101: Skirt and Blouse Voting - Jomoro

Ghanaian voters are known for a "gargantuan weapon" referred to in local terms as "skirt and blouse voting" mainly used to punish politicians in the form of protest votes.

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03
November


 
 

Welcome to Our Official Election Blog


On Friday, December 7, 2012, Ghanaian voters will go to the polls to elect 275 members of Parliament and a President. Each and every one of these elected officials has the ability to positively or negatively shape legislation affecting our lives.

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