ElectionGudie

Dec. 7, 2012 Held

11,246,982
Voted
Ghana

Republic of Ghana

Election for President

Results

78%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:11,246,982
Valid Votes:10,995,262
Invalid Votes:251,720

Candidates:

John Dramani MAHAMA5,574,761

50.70

Nana Addo Dankwa AKUFO-ADDO5,248,898

47.74

Papa Kwesi NDUOM64,362

0

Henry Herbert LARTEY38,223

0

Ayariga HASSAN24,617

0

Michael Abu Sakara FOSTER20,323

0

Jacob Osei YEBOAH15,201

0

Akwasi Addai ODIKE8,877

0

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Ghana

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President John Dramani MAHAMA *
  • Head of Government: President John Dramani MAHAMA
  • Assembly: Ghana has a unicameral Parliament with 275 seats.

* If no candidate wins a majority (50 percent + 1 majority vote) in the first round, then a run-off election occurs on December 28.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by majority vote to serve a 4-year term.
  • In the Parliament 275 members are elected by plurality vote in single-member constituencies to serve 4-year terms.

Main Candidates in the Presidential race:

  • John Dramani MAHAMA
    • Party: National Democratic Congress (NDC)
  • Henry Herbert LARTEY
    • Party: Great Consolidated Political Party (GCPP)
  • Nana Addo Dankwa AKUFO-ADDO
  • Papa Kwesi NDUOM
    • Party: Progressive People’s Party (PPP)
  • Akwasi Addai ODIKE
    • Party: United Front Party (UFP)
  • Ayariga HASSAN
  • Michael Abu Sakara FOSTER
    • Party: Convention People’s Party (CPP)
  • Jacob Osei YEBOAH
    • Independent(s): N/A

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 25,544,565 (2012)
  • Registered Voters: 14,158,890 (December 2012 *Voters were registered in 2012 using a biometric system.)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 12,887,808 (2012)

·         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: 30 (following the 2012 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: 3,831,684 (est.)