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Vol 50 No 1

Published 9th January 2009


Ghana

Two and a half cheers for democracy

Ghanaians show the rest of Africa how it can be done

Ghanaians start the year with a collective sigh of relief that the close-run parliamentary and presidential elections did not descend into political mayhem (AC Vol 49 No 25). The voters’good sense, the feisty and independent local radio stations, diligent poll monitors and the Electoral Commission (EC) and its stalwart Chairman, Kwadwo Afari-Gyan, ensured that Ghana achieved another peaceful and democratic transfer of power.

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