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Yearbook 1996

Ghana. The December presidential election resulted in the victory of incumbent President Jerry Rawlings. He received just over 57% of the vote, while opposition candidate John Kufuor received just under 40%. According to, the parliamentary election, which was held at the same time as the presidential election, was won by Rawling's party, the National Democratic Congress.

1996 Ghana

Ghana's women's soccer team won bronze in the African Women's Football Cup in December 2016 as it beat South Africa 1-0.

16 candidates wanted to run for the December 2016 presidential election. However, the Election Commission disqualified 13 of them. This decision was overturned by 4 of these, so 7 candidates eventually stood up. However, the only two with a real chance were opposition Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of the NPP and John Dramani Mahama of the ruling NDC. In the end, Akufo-Addo won with 53.9% of the vote against 44.4% for Mahama. Akufo-Addo was inducted into the presidential post in January 2017 in the presence of 12 other African heads of state.

The parliamentary elections held at the same time as the presidential elections followed the same pattern. The NPP advanced 48 seats to 171 and thus obtained an absolute majority in the 275-seat parliament. The NDC declined 44 seats and had to settle for 104.

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