- Eligible Ghanaians voters head to the polls in the eight presidential and parliamentary elections today, December 7, 2020
- Over 17 million voters are expected to take part in the elections
- Polls will open from 7 am to 5 pm in 38,622 polling stations in all the 275 constituencies nationwide
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Ghanaian voters head to the polls today [Monday], December 7, 2020, to cast their ballots to elect a president and 275 legislators to represent them in parliament.
Over 17 million voters are expected to take part in the December 7 election, having endured a challenging year due to the raging coronavirus pandemic.
The leading front runners in the 2020 polls are incumbent President Nana Akufo-Addo, representing the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), and the presidential candidate of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama.
Ten other candidates are also in the race to be elected as president to manage the affairs of the country, with 275 single-member seats in parliament up for election as well.
Polls will open from 7 am to 5 pm in 38,622 polling stations in all the 275 constituencies nationwide.
The 2020 presidential and parliamentary elections will go down in Ghana's electoral history as the biggest slate of candidates since the country began democracy.
A candidate must secure 50 percent plus one eligible vote in the presidential race to clinch victory to govern as the eighth president of the Fourth Republic for the next four years.
The new president will officially be sworn into office on January 7, 2021, at an inaugural ceremony.
In other news, YEN.com.gh previously reported that Samira Bawumia has delivered an impeccable speech of gratitude and whipped up support for President Nana Akufo-Addo ahead of the general election on Monday, December 7.
The Second Lady was addressing party supporters who attended the final rally of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) at Mantse Agbonaa on Saturday, December 5, 2020.
Samira fervently critiqued the campaign of John Dramani Mahama, while stressing the presidential candidate of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has no vision or cohesive plan to advance the lives of Ghanaians.
Ghanaians weigh in on the chances of the candidates on the ballot paper |
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