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Vol 53 No 25

Published 14th December 2012


Ghana

The democracy question

With a population nudging 25 million and a fast-growing lower-middle-income economy with gold, oil and gas production, Ghana can lay claim to running Africa’s most important multi-party political system. Its main competitors in that regard are Senegal and Zambia. Yet has Ghana consolidated democracy? It has held five successive elections, including two in which parties have lost power and accepted the fact peacefully.

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