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Vol 39 No 23

Published 20th November 1998


Ghana

Who comes next?

The parties are fighting internally - before fighting each other

The election season has come early. National elections are two years away but the two main parties - the ruling National Democratic Congress and the opposition New Patriotic Party - are locked in bruising contests over the choice of flagbearers and arguments about strategy. Of the two, the NDC stands to lose more, because the row over its presidential candidate is a fundamental challenge to the authority of President (and NDC founder) Jerry John Rawlings and his idea of what the party should stand for.

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