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The dawn of December 2016 presents another opportunity for Ghana's fledgling democratic development. Indeed, as an island of peace in the West African sub-region, Ghana is set to raise the bar once more. Nevertheless, one critical issue of utmost concern to most Ghanaians is the level of anxiety and the threat to the relative peace anytime the election vehicle turns a full cycle....
It has been a lingering week of anxiety for the disqualified candidates, a week marked by a flood of legal questions and simulation of many scenarios of constitutional crisis against the immovable by the EC to uphold what it considers its sacred duty with December 7 looming large at the background.....
Parliament will this week constitute three committees to facilitate government business. The committees include the business committee, the committee of selection and the appointment committee. In a Citi News interview, the deputy minority leader, James Klutse Avedzi, said the other committees of parliament will be formed next week....
President John Dramani Mahama has told Ghanaians he did his best for the nation under his four-year leadership, but would allow history to be his judge as he leaves office this week.....
President John Dramani Mahama will today [Thursday], January 5, 2017, deliver his final State of Nation address, with only two days for him to end his tenure....
Young people make up about 60% of Africa's population (UN Youth 2010) and about 58% of Ghana's population....
The National Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Kofi Portuphy, has charged members of the party to retaliate and defend themselves if they are attacked by supposed supporters of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).....
The Greater Accra Regional Minister, Nii Laryea Afotey Agbo, has rejected claims that the National Democratic Congress (NDC) government was defeated because of utterances made by the founder of the party, Jerry John Rawlings. According to him, the former president cannot be blamed because he provided good counsel which could have kept them in power if they had listened to him....
The Western Region is largely considered a swing region as it has since the fourth republic swung in favour of different political parties in both the presidential and parliamentary elections....
President-elect, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has assured members of the NDC that they will not be witch-hunted under his administration. The assurance was made following congratulatory message from former president and founder of NDC, Jerry John Rawlings in which he admonished Nana Addo to pursue "anti-corruption drive"....
The reported disturbances perpetrated by some New Patriotic Party (NPP) supporters have been exaggerated, the National Youth Organizer of NPP, Sammy Awuku, has asserted.....
On 7th December, 2016, Ghanaians went to the polls and resoundingly voted in the general elections for Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and the New Patriotic Party as the person and party respectively to handle government business for the next four years....
President-elect Nana Akufo-Addo, has reiterated the point that his incoming administration will establish an independent prosecutor's office to deal with corruption in his administration....
The 2016 general elections has been won by the New Patriotic Party candidate, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. He won a resounding victory over his closest rival and the incumbent president....
Ghana has held what was possibly the most keenly followed or monitored general elections since the reintroduction of democratic rule in 1992. The pre-election period was characterized with a myriad of issues and scandals....
If there was going to be any suspense in the race to parliament in the 2016 elections, Korle Klottey was definitely a constituency to watch. The seat was contested by Ms Zanetor Agyeman-Rawlings on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress, Lawyer Philip Addison, on the ticket of the New Patriotic Party and Mr Valentino Nii Noi Nortey, who defected from the NPP to run in the race as an independent candidate after losing out in court....
Some Prominent incumbent members of the John Mahama-led National Democratic Congress (NDC) have lost their parliamentary seats in the just ended 2016 general elections....
President-elect, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has no time to conduct a witch-hunt in the Mahama-led government when he takes over. According to him, although he will wage war on corruption, he will only do that in accordance with the law....
This preliminary statement is offered by the international observer delegation fielded by the National Democratic Institute (NDI) to Ghana's December 7, 2016, presidential and legislative elections......
Ghana's main opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has won the Wednesday 7 December 2016 elections beating the incumbent, President John Mahama........
Hundreds of supporters of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) have marched to the Airport residence of the flag bearer of the party, John Dramani Mahama, to cheer him....
The Presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has urged supporters of the party and Ghanaians in general to remain calm and focused as they wait for the Electoral Commission (EC) to declare the outcome of the 2016 polls....
The Electoral Commission has assured the public that it is working to ensure a credible free and fair elections.....
At the time of going to press yesterday, the results of the presidential and parliamentary elections were still being sent to the collation centres with no clear picture emerging......
The US Assistant Secretary for African Affairs, has expressed satisfaction about Ghana's 2016 election process, describing it....
 
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