ElectionGudie

Dec. 7, 2008 Held

8,549,978
Voted
Ghana

Republic of Ghana

Election for Ghanaian Parliament

Results

69%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:8,549,978
Valid Votes:8,549,978
Invalid Votes:0

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

New Patriotic Party 107 - 4,013,013

46.90%

National Democratic Congress 116 - 3,776,917

44.20%

Others 4 - 390,050

4.50%

Convention People's Party 1 - 252,266

3.00%

People's National Convention 2 - 117,732

1.40%

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.
The President is elected by absolute majority vote to serve a 4-year term renewable once.

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.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: New Patriotic Party (NPP)
    • Leader: Peter MAC-MANU
    • Seats won in last election: 129
  • Party: National Democratic Congress (NDC)
    • Leader: Kwabena ADJEI
    • Seats won in last election: 90
  • Party: People's National Convention (PNC)
    • Leader: Alhaji Amed RAMADAN
    • Seats won in last election: 4
  • Party: Convention People's Party (CPP)
    • Leader: Ladi NYLANDER
    • Seats won in last election: 3
  • Party: Democratic People's Party (DPP)
    • Leader: Thomas Nuako WARD-BREW
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: Democratic Freedom Party (DFP)
    • Leader: Obed ASAMOAH
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: Great Consolidated Popular Party (GCPP)
    • Leader: Dan LARTEY
    • Seats won in last election: N/A

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 23,115,919 (2008)
  • Registered Voters: 12,472,758 (December 2008 )

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 11,650,629 (2008)

·         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: No

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 18 (following the 2008 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: 3,467,387 (est.)