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Vol 61 No 23

Published 19th November 2020


Competing on competence

The opposition struggles to persuade voters that it could handle the economy, but the administration is floundering too

With just weeks to go until presidential elections on 7 December National Democratic Congress (NDC) candidate, former president John Dramani Mahama, is still struggling to alter public perceptions that the New Patriotic Party government of Nana Akufo-Addo has demonstrated greater competence on the economy and is less tarnished by corruption scandals than his 2013-16 administration. Or to convincingly portray Akufo-Addo's government as incompetent in its handling of coronavirus, whether from a public health or economic perspective.

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