Ghanaians anxiously wait election results

A woman casts her ballot for the presidential election at a polling station in Bole district, northern Ghana, on December 7, 2016Ghanaians faced an anxious wait Thursday for the results of a nail-biting presidential election tainted by sporadic outbreaks of violence, with no clear favourite emerging from the early provisional results. The high-stakes race between incumbent John Mahama and rival Nana Akufo-Addo is seen as a litmus test of stability for one of Africa’s most secure democracies. Initial provisional results released by Ghana’s election agency showed neither candidate gaining the upper hand.

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