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Vol 54 No 1

Published 11th January 2013


Politics goes to court

International organisations say it is a model of probity and efficiency, but the Electoral Commission must answer detailed claims of vote rigging

The year started with the presidential inauguration of John Dramani Mahama on 7 January and then consideration by the Supreme Court of a petition claiming his election had been fraudulent. Many thought the Court action should have come first. The Supreme Court is unlikely to make its ruling before the end of January. Some lawyers claim the process could drag on much longer. In political, if not in legal, terms, this sequence will favour the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) and President Mahama.

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