ElectionGudie

Dec. 7, 2008 Held

8,671,272
Voted
Ghana

Republic of Ghana

Election for President

Results

68%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:8,671,272
Valid Votes:8,465,834
Invalid Votes:205,438

Candidates:

Nana Addo Dankwa AKUFO-ADDO4,159,439

49.13

John Evans ATTA MILLS4,056,634

47.92

Paa Kwesi NDUOM113,494

1.34

Edward Nasigri MAHAMA73,494

0

Emmanuel ANSAH-ANTWI27,889

0

Kwasi AMOAFO-YEBOAH19,342

0

Thomas Nuako WARD-BREW8,653

0

Kwabena ADJEI6,889

0

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Ghana

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. The electoral system is two-round.

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 Candidates in the Second Round of the Presidential race:

Main Candidates in the First Round of the Presidential race:

  • Nana Addo Dankwa AKUFO-ADDO
  • John Evans ATTA MILLS
  • Edward Nasigri MAHAMA
    • Party: People's National Convention (PNC)
  • Paa Kwesi NDUOM
  • Emmanuel ANSAH-ANTWI
    • Party: Democratic Freedom Party (DFP)
  • Thomas Nuako WARD-BREW
    • Party: Democratic People's Party (DPP)
  • Kwabena ADJEI
    • Party: Reformed Patriotic Democrats
  • Kwasi AMOAFO-YEBOAH
    • Independent(s): 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.)