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Vol 45 No 24

Published 3rd December 2004


Ghana

Talk of the towns

The ruling NPP is in the lead but tight budgets hurt it in the towns

President John Agyekum Kufuor's ruling New Patriotic Party can take nothing for granted ahead of the 7 December elections, although his party is favoured to win the presidency and a parliamentary majority. Election arithmetic has changed markedly since the last big vote, in 2000, when Kufuor won by only 300,000 votes for the New Patriotic Party. In the countryside, where the opposition National Democratic Congress used to have the muscle, the NPP seems to be gaining supporters; in the towns, support flows the other way.

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