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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

Ghana at a Glance

Ghana's Political History From 1957


Political highlights
1957 - independence, Nkrumah of CPP is PM
1960 - declared republic, one party system, presidential system
1966 - military overthrow of 1st republic
1969 - 2nd republic, Busia of PP is PM
1972 - military overthrow of 2nd republic
1978 - palace coup to restructure military government
1979 - junior officer uprising and military housecleaning
1979 - ushered third republic, Limann of PNP is President
1981 - overthrow of the constitutional PNP gov't by the PNDC military junta
1983 - Attempted overthrow of the PNDC junta by other junior army men
1992 - Rawlings of NDC is Dem elected as President
1996 - Rawlings of NDC is re-elected
2001 - Kufour (NPP) is President
2005 - Kufuor begins second-term in office
2009 - John Evans Atta Mills (NDC) is President
2012 - John Dramani Mahama (NDC) is sworn in as President following death of President Mills
2013 - John Dramani Mahama (NDC) is sworn in as President after winning the 2012 general elections
2017 - Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo (NPP) is sworn in as President after winning the 2016 general election

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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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