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Vol 47 No 6

Published 17th March 2006


Ghana

Exporting the vote

Overseas citizens help pay Ghana's bills and want to elect its next government

Some three million Ghanaians living overseas are entitled to vote in presidential and parliamentary elections, since President John Agyekum Kufuor signed the Representation of the People Law Amendment Bill (ROPA) into law on 24 February. Nobody knows how the overseas voting will work or how much it will cost. Everybody agrees that the main beneficiary will be Kufuor's New Patriotic Party (NPP).

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