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EC declares Akufo-Addo as winner of 2020 Ghana presidential elections

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Some 48 hours after polls closed on Monday 7 December 2020, the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Jean Mensa, has announced the results of the 2020 presidential elections on Wednesday 9 December 2020. 

The presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo, who garnered 6,730,413 votes representing 51.595%, is president-elect of the Republic of Ghana.

He was followed closely by the presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama, who had 6,214,889 votes representing 47.366%. 

Mensa explained results announced did not include results from the Techiman South constituency because they are being contested. She added that the addition of those results would not make a difference in who emerges winner than is currently declared, as the total voter population in the constituency is 128,018.

Source: MyJoyOnline

Maxine Gloria Danso is a Senior Researcher with Dubawa Ghana. Maxine has previously worked as a Research Assistant engaging in some notable communication research projects in Ghana, having completed a Master of Philosophy programme in Communication Studies at the University of Ghana, with specialisation in journalism, public relations and advertising. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and French from the University of Ghana, with a University Diploma in French Studies from Université Rennes 2 in France. Maxine contributes to the team by drawing from her knowledge and research experience in media studies.

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