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Vol 45 No 25

Published 17th December 2004


Ghana

Now for the hard work

Having won clean elections, Kufuor's government has serious work to do

Ghanaians surprised themselves on 7 December, when 84 per cent of the electorate turned out to return John Agyekum Kufuor of the New Patriotic Party to the presidency for a second term (AC Vol 45 Nos 21 & 24). He won 53 per cent (4.46 million votes) against 44 per cent (3.75 mn.) for Professor John Evans Atta Mills of the National Democratic Congress (NDC). Kufuor's NPP secured a working majority with 129 seats to the NDC's 89 of the 227 constituencies declared as Africa Confidential went to press and three more expected. Nevertheless, 15 ministers and senior presidential appointees failed to win seats.

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