Ghana to hold elections December 7: electoral commission

Ghana's President John Dramani Mahama (pictured) will be seeking a second, five-year term against Nana Akufo-Addo of the main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the general electionGhana’s presidential election will now be held on December 7, after parliament voted against an amendment to push the vote forward by one month, the electoral commission said on Friday. “Despite the demonstration of our preparedness to deliver a credible and world-class elections on the proposed November 7 date, parliament in its wisdom has decided not to pass the amendment,” the electoral commission said in a statement. “The outcome of the voting therefore sets December 7, 2016 as the day for our presidential and parliamentary elections,” it added.

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