ElectionGudie

Dec. 7, 2000 Held

6,633,306
Voted
Ghana

Republic of Ghana

Election for Ghanaian Parliament

Results

61%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:6,633,306
Valid Votes:6,530,757
Invalid Votes:102,549

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

New Patriotic Party 99 2,937,386

44.98%

National Democratic Congress 92 2,691,515

41.21%

Other parties 4 411,728

6.30%

People's National Convention 3 224,657

3.44%

The National Reform Party - - 147,196

2.25%

Convention People's Party 1 85,643

1.31%

United Ghana Movement - - 32,632

0.50%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 200 seats in the Parliament

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Jerry John RAWLINGS *
  • Head of Government: President Jerry John RAWLINGS
  • Assembly: Ghana has a unicameral Parliament with 200 seats.

* The president is both the chief of state and head of government.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by absolute majority vote to serve a 4-year term.
  • In the Parliament 200 members are elected by plurality vote in single-member constituencies to serve 4-year terms.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: New Patriotic Party (NPP)
    • Leader: S.A. ODOI-SYKES
    • Seats won in this election: 99
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: National Democratic Congress (NDC)
    • Leader: Alhaji ISSIFU
    • Seats won in this election: 92
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: People's National Convention (PNC)
    • Leader: John F. EDWIN
    • Seats won in this election: 3
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: Convention People's Party (CPP)
    • Leader: Felix AMOAH
    • Seats won in this election: 1
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: The National Reform Party (NRP)
    • Leader: Peter KPORDUGBE
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: United Ghana Movement (UGM)
    • Leader: Nii Armah TAGOE
    • Seats won in this election: 0
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: Other parties
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this election: 4
    • Seats won in last election: N/A

Last Legislative election:

  • Parliamentary elections last held: December 7, 1996
    Seats decided in the last election: 200

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 18,824,994 (2000)
  • Registered Voters: 10,698,652 (December 2000 )

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 9,318,117 (2000)

·         Is Ghana a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (17 July 1980)

·         Has Ghana ratified CEDAW: Yes (2 January 1985)

·         Gender Quota: No

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 18 (following the 2000 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 140 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: High (2014)

Disability Data:

·         Is Ghana a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)

·         Has Ghana ratified CRPD: Yes (31 July 2012)

·         Population with a disability: 2,823,749 (est.)