Ghana can only hold elections on Dec 7 – Hon Mensah-Bonsu

Ghana can only hold elections on Dec 7 – Hon Mensah-Bonsu

The Minority Leader in Parliament, Hon Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu has said Ghana will have to amend its constitution before it organises its Presidential and Parliamentary elections on November 7 as proposed by the Electoral Commission (EC).

Ghana can only hold elections on Dec 7 – Hon Mensah-Bonsu

Minority Leader,Osei Kyei Mensah-Bonsu

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Speaking in an interview on Rainbow Radio, the NPP MP said the EC faces an arduous task in organizing the polls outside the mandated date of Dec 7 since the constitution might need to be amended before the proposed date is granted.

The EC is preparing the required constitutional instruments for presentation to Parliament as part of proposals for electoral reforms towards the 2016 Presidential and Parliamentary elections proposed to to be held on November 7.

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The EC proposed November 7 in order to be able to organize a run-off in case no candidate is able to secure the 50-plus-one vote required for a first round victory and as well make room for preparations for a handover on January 7.

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Ghana’s law spells out that a run-off should be organised 21-days after December 7 on December 28, which comes at the heels of the January 7 swearing in ceremony of the President.

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