ElectionGudie

Dec. 7, 2016 Held

10,029,923
Voted
Ghana

Republic of Ghana

Election for Ghanaian Parliament

Results

Cast Votes:10,029,923
Valid Votes:None
Invalid Votes:None

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

New Patriotic Party 171 4696413

National Democratic Congress 104 1444286

More Info:

Republic of Ghana: Parliament, 7 December 2016

At stake in this election:

  • 275 seats in the Parliament

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President John Dramani MAHAMA (since 24 July 2012)
  • Head of Government: President John Dramani MAHAMA (since 24 July 2012)
  • Assembly: Ghana has a unicameral Parliament composed of 275 seats with members serving 4-year terms.

Description of electoral system:

  • Members of Parliament are directly elected in single-seat constituencies by simple majority vote to serve 4-year terms.

Last Election:

  • Elections for Parliament were last held on 7 December 2012. The National Democratic Congress took the most seats with 148, followed by the New Patriotic Party with 123. The People’s National Convention secured 1 seat in parliament and three independent candidates were also elected.

Main parties in the election:

  • National Democratic Congress (NDC)
    • Leader: Kofi PORTUPHY
    • Seats won in last election: 148
  • New Patriotic Party (NPP)
    • Leader: Frederick Worsemao Armah BLAY
    • Seats won in last election: 123
  • People’s National Convention (PNC)
    • Leader: Bernard MORNAH
    • Seats won in last election: 1
  • Convention People’s Party (CPP)
    • Leader: Edmund DELLE
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Democratic People’s Party (DPP)
    • Leader: T.N. Ward BREW
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Democratic Freedom Party (DFP)
    • Leader: Obed Yao ASAMOAH
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Eagle Party (EP)
    • Leader: Henry GIDI
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Ghana Democratic Republican Party (GDRP)
    • Leader: Kofi AMOAH
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Great Consolidated Popular Party (GCPP)
    • Leader: Henry LARTEY
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Ghana National Party (GNP)
    • Leader: Kobina AMOO-AIDOO
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Ghana Freedom Party (GFP)
    • Leader: Akua DONKOR
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Independent People’s Party (IPP)
    • Leader: Kofi Percival AKPALOO
    • Seats won in last election:
  • New Vision Party (NVP)
    • Leader: Daniel NKANSAH
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Progressive People’s Party (PPP)
    • Leader: Nii Allotey BREW-HAMMOND
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Reformed Patriotic Democrats (RPD)
    • Leader: Kwabena ADJEI
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • United Progressive Party (UPP)
    • Leader: Akwasi Addai ODIKE
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • United Love Party (ULP)
    • Leader: Ramon Osei AKOTO
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • United Front Party (UFP)
    • Leader: Nana Agyenim BOATENG
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • United Development System Party (UDSP)
    • Leader: Tetteh K. ABRAHAM
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • United Renaissance Party (URP)
    • Leader: Kofi WAYO
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • United Ghana Movement (UGM)
    • Leader: Nii Armah TAGOE
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Yes People’s Party (YPP)
    • Leader: Annin-Kofi ADDO
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • National Democratic Party (NDP)
    • Leader: Konadu Agyeman RAWLINGS
    • Seats won in last election: 0

Population and number of registered voters:

·         Population: 26,908,262 (July 2016 est.)

·         Registered Voters: 14,031,793 (2012)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 13,636,678 (July 2016 est.)

·         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: 30 (10.91%)

·         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: 4,036,239 (est.)