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Vol 53 No 1

Published 6th January 2012


Ghana

Great expectations

The 2012 elections may delay, but will not stop, the resource-driven progress towards prosperity

Once again, politics could shape Ghana’s economic future. The national elections due on 7 December 2012 will determine which party is to manage the transition to a medium-income developing economy with world-class oil and gas resources. It could be a close call. In 2008, just over 40,000 votes separated the presidential contenders in the second round of voting and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) almost tied with the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the parliamentary elections.

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