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Respect the will of the people – Commonwealth Observer Mission ON Ghana’s Elections

Chair of the Commonwealth Observer Group, Thabo Mbeki interacting with the media

As the people of Ghana await the final outcome of the elections, Chair of the Commonwealth Observer Group, Thabo Mbeki, commended the country for its role in ensuring the success of the electoral process so far. However, he called on all political parties and candidates to allow the Electoral Commission …

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Voting begins in Jaman North constituency

Jaman begins voting

Voting has begun earnestly in the Jaman North constituency of the Brong Ahafo Region. Wednesday’s presidential and parliamentary polls were postponed by the Electoral Commission (EC) of Ghana to Thursday, December 8, 2016, following disagreements by the various political parties over the list of voters on the register. The failure …

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AFRAM PLAINS NORTH: Voting in Dwarf Island extended to 10pm

A woman voting

The Electoral Commission (EC) of Ghana says it has extended voting in Dwarf Island in the Afram Plains North constituency to 10; 00 pm. The decision, according to the electoral management body, is due to late kick-off of the polls. Voting commenced in Wednesday’s presidential and parliamentary polls at 07:00 …

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2016 Elections: Counting begins nationwide

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The counting of ballot papers has begun across the country with about 15, 712, 499 registered voters expected to have voted at 28, 992 polling stations nationwide. The counted ballot papers will be transferred onto the ‘pink’ sheets to be taken to the constituency collation centres for final collation and the results …

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2016 Elections: Voting ends peacefully in the Northern Region without incident

Officials from the EC counting the ballot papers

The 2016 General Elections has come to an end across the country with the Northern Region known as one of the hotspots in the country having a smooth and incident-free elections. Some of the challenges recorded at some polling stations were the inability of persons to be verified manually, while …

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Nana Addo and wife vote at Abuakwa South

Nana Addo and wife, Rebecca Addo welcomed by a crowd of voters and sympathisers

The Presidential candidate for the New Patriotic Party, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and wife Rebecca Akufo-Addo have cast their votes in the ongoing Presidential and Parliamentary Elections ongoing nationwide. They voted at the Rock of Ages Polling Station in Abuakwa South Constituency. Voting is ongoing in the 2016 Presidential and Parliamentary …

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Election 2016: EU observer group content with voting process

Head of the European Union elections observation mission, Tamas Meszerics

The head of the European Union elections observation mission, Tamas Meszerics has expressed satisfaction with Ghana’s Electoral process as he went round polling centers on Wednesday December 7. Meszerics who is in the country with his team to observe the 2016 elections are currently spoke to the #EIBElectionhub in the …

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No ballot box has been snatched at South Suntresso – EC, Police

Ballot box

The Electoral Commission (EC) of Ghana says widespread media report of attempted ballot box snatching in South Suntreso in the Nhyiaso constituency is a hoax and wants the public to treat such with the contempt that it deserves. A report about the alleged act had gone viral on social media …

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2016 Election: Five macho men arrested in Tema Central

File photo: Macho men

THE PUBLIC Officer of the Tema Regional Police Command, A.S.P Juliana Obeng, has confirmed the arrest of five ‘macho men’ whose presence was alleged to have intimidated voters at the Datus polling station. According ASP Obeng, the voters felt uncomfortable to vote in the presence of the ‘macho men’ so they …

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2016 Elections: Man dies shortly after voting

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A 42-year old man Abdulai Amidu, died few minutes after casting his ballot at Kintampo in the Brong Ahafo Region. According to the verification officer at the Kintampo Methodist Lower Primary A Polling Station, Mrs Elisabeth Kuntaa, the deceased looked sick at the time he casted his vote about 10am. …

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