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Vol 50 No 2

Published 23rd January 2009


Ghana

Back to the battleground

After a celebrated election, President John Atta Mills takes on a fractious parliament

There was little time for Ghanaians to luxuriate in the praises heaped on them for another peaceful transfer of power on 7 January before having to confront some harsh political and economic facts. The National Democratic Congress' John Evans Atta Mills won the second round of the presidential elections on 28 December with less than 50,000 votes. He has pledged to unify Ghana after the knife-edge election.

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