The incumbent president Akufo-Addo again wins the elections in Ghana. However, the majority situation in parliament is still unclear. That should make collaboration difficult.
In Ghana, incumbent President Nana Akufo-Addo has been re-elected. The 76-year-old triumphed against his longtime opponent, ex-president John Dramani Mahama, in the land of 30 million people on the west coast of Africa. The chairman of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) received about 51.6 percent of the vote, the national election committee announced on Wednesday in the capital Accra. Mahama – party leader of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) – came in at just under 47.4 percent.
The results of a constituency were still pending, but nothing could change the sitting president’s victory. The two opponents faced each other for the third time in an election for the highest office of the state. Until now, everyone had won once, Akufo-Addo in 2016 and Mahama in 2012. Ghana is one of the most stable democracies in the region and is the second largest cocoa producer in the world after neighboring Ivory Coast. It is also one of the most important gold producers in Africa.
The result of the parliamentary elections held in parallel is still pending. It is expected that the party of the re-elected president will regain a majority. In total, nearly 17 million registered voters have been called to cast their votes.