Ghana elections

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Opposition Leader Claims Victory in Ghana Runoff

But ruling party says results still too close to call

(Newser) - John Atta Mills has proclaimed himself the winner of Ghana’s presidential runoff election, the BBC reports, but the ruling NPP party says the results are still too close to call. Tensions are running high over the poll—earlier today police were forced to fire warning shots at a huge... More »

Ghana Election Goes to a Runoff

Neither of top two candidates secured requisite 50%; next vote is Dec. 28

(Newser) - Voters in Ghana will have to go to the polls again to decide their next president, as neither major candidate received the 50% in Sunday’s election. Governing-party candidate Nana Akufo-Addo scored 49.13%, with key opposition leader John Atta Mills pulling in a close 47.92%. The next vote... More »

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