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Vol 54 No 5

Published 1st March 2013


Why are they waiting?

Neither the governing party nor its opponents seem in a hurry to resolve the complex case in the Supreme Court on last year’s elections

The leaders of the main opposition New Patriotic Party are stepping up their campaign to delegitimise December’s presidential election, in which John Dramani Mahama was declared winner with 50.7% of the vote. On 22 February, NPP members of parliament staged an ostentatious walk-out from Parliament. They brandished placards accusing the governing National Democratic Congress of being ‘stealers’ during Mahama’s State of the Nation address. NPP MPs are boycotting all parliamentary proceedings until what they see as the injustice of the elections is corrected (AC Vol 54 No 1).

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