Thursday, December 8, 2016

Ghana Election History

To put yesterday's election in context, here is Ghana's presidential election history since multiparty elections were re-instituted in 1992. There is regular alternation between the two main parties, and the vote share has been very close since 2000.

When no candidate wins 50% in the first round, there is a runoff between the top two candidates.

Counting for yesterday's election is still in progress, but Nana Akufo-Addo (NPP) is reportedly in the lead with 49.5% of the vote, so a second round may be required. In 2009, the NPP candidate won in the first round but the incumbent NDC candidate won in the second round.

2012
John Dramani Mahama (NDC) 50.7%
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo (NPP) 47.7%

2008
John Atta-Mills (NDC) Round 1: 47.9%  Round 2: 50.2%
Nana A D Akufo-Addo (NPP) Round 1: 49.1%  Round 2: 49.8%


2004
John Agyekum Kufuor (NPP) 52.5%
John Atta-Mills (NDC) 44.6% 

2000
John Agyekum Kufuor (NPP) Round 1: 48.2%   Round 2: 56.9%
John Atta-Mills (NDC) Round 1: 44.5%   Round 2: 43.1%

1996
Jerry John Rawlings (NDC) 57.4%
John Kufuor (NPP) 39.7%

1992
Jerry John Rawlings (NDC) 58.40%
Albert Adu Boahen (NPP) 30.29%



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