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Ghana votes to elect new president and parliamentarians today

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Presidential and Parliamentary elections are ongoing in Ghana. The elections began this morning at 7:00a.m across the 275 polling stations and will end by 5:00p.m.

There are seven persons contesting for the presidential position and they include, the current president, John Mahama from National Democratic Congress (NDC), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo, of the main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr Ivor Kobina Greenstreet, Convention People’s Party (CPP), Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings, National Democratic Party (NDP),

Dr Paa Kwesi Nduom, Progressive People’s Party (PPP), Dr Edward N. Mahama, People’s National Convention (PNC); and Mr Jacob Osei Yeboah, an independent presidential candidate.

A candidate must have at least 50% of the total votes in order to win the election. In a situation where no one has 50% of the votes, the top two candidates will have a run-off in two weeks time.

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