Wednesday, December 7, 2016. Ghana finally heads to the polls to select the new government that will rule the country for the next four years.
While many local media houses have deployed various reporters to monitor the event happen in various parts of the country, international media also have their eyes on Ghana during this period.
From election observers deployed to the many polling stations to field live reporting, Ghana's elections is now top news on many world media sites and this some of them are saying about Election 2016:
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1. Aljazeera in their report Ghana goes to the polls in closely fought Election touches on the fails that occurred during President Mahama's tenure, including the Bank of Ghana's controversial Swiss gold watch gifts to their staff.
2. The New York Times in their Ghana Presidential vote hinges on Economic Perceptions article noted that Ghana's economy had plunged along with the oil and commodity prices, while also noting the different campaign tactics of the two major candidates and quoted some views from Ghanaian citizens declaring their chosen candidate and why.
3. The Telegraph is also among the world media sites covering the elections, and in their Ghana's Hilary Clinton ' Nana Rawlings is the first woman to run for president in West Africa as elections are under way news report, were mindful of the fact that like Hilary Clinton, Nana Konadu Rawlings also had the full backing of her husband while still remaining somewhat an outsider in the whole political game, while also highlighting the different campaign patterns of the major parties, with short profiles of both major candidates.
[Clarification: Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings is not the first woman to run for president in West Africa, Liberia's current president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was the first woman to do so in West Africa]
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4. BBC's Long queues as Ghanaians in tight presidential poll feature looks at mainly quick facts about the two major presidential candidates, while noting how the state of the economy with especially the current power crisis may affect the votes of the people.
5. Daily Mail in their article Ghana president; long-time opposition face off in vote observe that voter enthusiasm is high, showing photos of various poling stations that were being set up early Wednesday morning. Their feature also touches on the special voting fails and the impression it left in the minds of the electorates.