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Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi
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Italian Prime Minister vows to resign after crushing referendum defeat

ROME (Reuters) – Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi vowed to resign after suffering a crushing defeat on Sunday in a referendum on constitutional reform, tipping the euzo zone’s third-largest economy into political turmoil. His decision to quit after just two and a half years in office deals a blow to […]

Ghana can’t disappoint Africa in 2016 – PAP
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Ghana can’t disappoint Africa in 2016 – PAP

Some members of the Pan-African Parliament (PAP) have reminded Ghana to be guided by her previous peaceful elections and, as such, should not disappoint Africa in the December 7 polls. “Ghana bears the torchlight of democracy and the entirety of Africa is looking to the country again to show to […]

Charlotte Osei, EC Chair
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Don’t blame us for missing names on voting list – EC tells officers

Ghana’s Electoral Commission has absolved itself of any blame in the issue of missing names of some security personnel and others that characterised the nationwide Special Voting exercise in this year’s general elections. Hundreds of special voters engaged for electoral duties on December 7 could not cast their vote in […]

Former President John A. Kuffour
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God spoke to me, NPP is winning 2016 elections – Kuffuor

Former President John Agyekum Kuffuor has said that he has been told by God that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Presidential Candidate, Nana Akufo-Addo would win the December 7th polls. The former President who was the guest of honour at the party’s final rally held at the car park of […]

Charlotte Osei, E.C. Chair
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EC sets Dec. 4 for continuation of Special Voting exercise

The Electoral Commission (EC) has set Sunday, December 4 for the continuation of the Special Voting exercise across the country. The decision was arrived at after the EC and political party representatives had an emergency Inter-Party Advisory Committee (IPAC) meeting Thursday. This is to afford some security and media personnel […]

Special voting in Ghana
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EC assures of efforts to resolve Special Voting challenges

The Electoral Commission of Ghana has assured members of the security agencies and the general public that they are working towards resolving challenges with the ongoing Special Voters excercise. The Special Voting which started today across the country has been characterised by complaints of missing names of security officers, media […]

J. J. Rawlings & Kofi Annan
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Uphold Ghana’s democracy on December 7 – Kofi Annan, J J urge voters

Two of Ghana’s global icons have enjoined all Ghanaians to uphold the democratic credentials of the country when they cast their ballots on Wednesday, December 7, 2016. A former UN Secretary General, Mr Kofi Annan, and a former President of the Republic, Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings, in separate statements […]

Mr. Yahya Jammeh has been in power for 22 years
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Gambia bans Internet and international calls on election day

The Gambia has banned the internet and international phone calls as presidential elections are held in the West African state. Officials have also banned demonstrations to prevent unrest after the elections. Estate agent Adama Barrow is challenging President Yahya Jammeh, who says divine intervention will give him a fifth term. […]

Charlotte Osei, E.C. Chair
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We are ready for December 7 polls – EC

With preparation towards the 2016 elections at fever pitch, the Electoral Commission (EC) and three political parties say they have done all within their power for successful polls. On the special voting which comes off on Thursday, December 1, 2016, the Head of Communications at the EC, Mr Eric Kofi […]

Charlotte Osei, E.C. Chair
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Six missing ballot boxes will be replaced before election day – EC

Ghana’s Electoral Commission has admitted to the missing of six ballot boxes and assured Ghanaians that the missing ballot boxes will be replaced before the 2016 presidential and parliamentary elections scheduled to take place on December 7, 2016. The boxes were alleged to have fallen off from a pick up […]