Dec. 28, 2000 Held


Republic of Ghana

Election for Ghanaian Presidency


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:6,459,003
Valid Votes:6,381,387
Invalid Votes:77,616

Vote Share by Candidate:

John KUFUOR3,631,263


John Atta MILLS2,750,124

Election Results Modified: Jun 21, 2024

General Information

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Ghana

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Jerry John RAWLINGS
  • Head of Government: President Jerry John RAWLINGS
  • Assembly: Ghana has a unicameral Parliament with 200 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by absolute majority vote to serve a 4-year term.
  • In the Parliament 200 members are elected by simple majority vote in single-member constituencies to serve 4-year terms.

Main Candidates in the Second Round of the Presidential race:

  • John KUFUOR
    • Party: New Patriotic Party (NPP)
  • John Atta MILLS
    • Party: National Democratic Congress (NDC)

Last Presidential election:

  • Presidential Elections were last held on December 7, 1996. President RAWLINGS received 57.2% of the vote, thereby defeating John KUFUOR who received 39.8%.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 19,533,560 (July 2000 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 10,698,652 (December 2000 )

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 9,318,117 (2000)

·         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 2000 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: 2,823,749 (est.)

Election Modified: Jul 18, 2023

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