ElectionGudie

Dec. 7, 2004 Held

8,728,429
Voted
Ghana

Republic of Ghana

Election for Ghanaian Parliament

Results

84%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:8,728,429
Valid Votes:8,728,429
Invalid Votes:None

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

New Patriotic Party 128 - 4,268,120

48.90%

National Democratic Congress 94 - 3,567,021

40.90%

Other Parties 1 - 449,596

5.20%

Convention People's Party 3 - 257,466

3.00%

People's National Convention 4 - 186,226

2.10%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 230 seats in the Parliament

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President John Agyekum KUFUOR *
  • Head of Government: President John Agyekum KUFUOR
  • Assembly: Ghana has a unicameral Parliament with 230 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 230 members are elected by plurality vote in single-member constituencies to serve 4-year terms.***

*** The number of Assembly Seats increased from 200 seats the last election.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: New Patriotic Party (NPP)
    • Leader: Samuel Arthur ODOI-SYKES
    • Seats won in this election: 129
    • Seats won in last election: 100
  • Party: National Democratic Congress (NDC)
    • Leader: Dr. Huudu YAHAYA
    • Seats won in this election: 90
    • Seats won in last election: 92
  • Party: People's National Convention (PNC)***
    • Leader: Edward MAHAMA
    • Seats won in this election: 4
    • Seats won in last election: 3
  • Party: Convention People's Party (CPP)
    • Leader: Nii Noi DOWUONA
    • Seats won in this election: 3
    • Seats won in last election: 1

*** In this election, the PNC created a political alliance with the Great Consolidated Popular Party (GCPP), Every Ghanaian Living Everywhere Party (EGLE), and the Democratic People Party (DPP).

Last Legislative election:

  • Parliamentary elections were last held on December 7, 2000. In this election, 200 seats were contested in Parliament.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 20,840,493 ( 2004)
  • Registered Voters: 10,354,970 (2004)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 10,402,918 (2004)

·         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: 25 (following the 2004 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: 3,126,073 (est.)