Ghanaian general election, 1979

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General elections were held in Ghana on 18 June 1979, with a second round of the presidential election on 9 July 1979. The presidential election resulted in victory for Hilla Limann of the People's National Party, who received 62.0% of the votes in the run-off,[1] whilst his PNP won 71 of the 140 seats in Parliament.

Results[edit]

President[edit]

Candidate Party First round Second round
Votes % Votes %
Hilla Limann People's National Party 631,559 35.32 1,118,305 62.0
Victor Owusu Popular Front Party 533,928 29.86 686,097 38.0
William Ofori Atta United National Convention 311,265 17.41
Frank Bernasko Action Congress Party 167,775 9.38
Ibrahim Mahama Social Democratic Front 66,445 3.72
John Bilson Third Force Party 49,104 2.75
R. P. Baffour Independent 8,812 0.49
Kwame Nyanteh Independent 8,480 0.47
Mark Diamond Addy Independent 5,959 0.33
Imoru Ayarna Independent 4,874 0.27
Total 1,788,209 100 1,804,402 100
Source: Nohlen et al.

Parliament[edit]

Party Votes % Seats
People's National Party 645,080 36.44 71
Popular Front Party 541,659 30.60 42
United National Convention 310,062 17.51 13
Action Congress Party 156,484 8.84 10
Social Democratic Front 69,052 3.90 3
Third Force Party 31,887 1.80 0
Independents 16,165 0.91 1
Total 1,770,379 100 140
Source: African Elections Database

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D, Krennerich, M & Thibaut, B (1999) Elections in Africa: A data handbook, p438 ISBN 0-19-829645-2