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Ghana

Independence
March 6, 1957
(1992 - New constitution, multi-party system is restored
Last General Elections
December 7, 2016
Current Political Party in Power
New Patriotic Party (NPP)
Current President
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo
Vice President/Prime Minister
Dr. Mamudu Bawumia
Main Opposition Party
National Democratic Congress (NDC)
System of Governance
Parliamentary Democracy
Number of Parliamentarians
275

Benin

Independence
1 August 1960
1990 - New constitution, multi-party system is restored
Last General Elections
6 March, 2016
Current Political Party in Power
Independent
Current President
Patrice TALON
Vice President/Prime Minister
Main Opposition Party
Cowrie Force for an Emerging Benin (FCBE)
System of Governance
Presidential
Number of Parliamentarians
83

Burkina Faso

Independence
5 August 1960
1991 - New constitution, multi-party system is restored
Last General Elections
November 29, 2015
Current Political Party in Power
People's Movement for Progress (MPP)
Current President
Roch Marc Christian KABORE
Vice President/Prime Minister
Paul Kaba THIEBA
Main Opposition Party
Union for Progress and Change (UPC)
System of Governance
Presidential
Number of Parliamentarians
127

Cote D'Ivoire

Independence
7 August 1960
2016 - New constitution
Last General Elections
25 October 2015
Current Political Party in Power
Rally of the Republicans (RDR)
Current President
Alassane Dramane OUATTARA
Vice President/Prime Minister
Daniel Kablan DUNCAN
Main Opposition Party
Cote d’Ivoire Popular Front (FPI)
System of Governance
Presidential
Number of Parliamentarians
255

Guinea

Independence
2 October 1958
2010 - New constitution, multi-party system is restored
Last General Elections
11 October 2015
Current Political Party in Power
Rally for the Guinean People (RPG)
Current President
Alpha CONDE
Vice President/Prime Minister
Mamady YOULA
Main Opposition Party
Union of Democratic Forces of Guinea (UFDG)
System of Governance
Presidential
Number of Parliamentarians
114

Ensuring peaceful and credible elections in West Africa

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WAEON collaborates with NDI in the Liberian 2017 Elections

The West Africa Election Observers Network (WAEON) is collaborating with the Washington DC-based National Democratic Institute (NDI) to participate in the upcoming general elections in Liberia, scheduled for October 10, 2017. Through NDI, WAEON will contribute to NDI International Observation Mission for the elections.

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