Ghanaian general election, 1996

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General elections were held in Ghana on 7 December 1996. The presidential election resulted in a victory for the incumbent, Jerry Rawlings of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), whilst the NDC won 133 of the 200 seats in Parliament.[1]

Results[edit]

President[edit]

Candidate Party Votes %
Jerry Rawlings National Democratic Congress 4,099,758 57.4
John Kufuor New Patriotic Party 2,834,878 39.7
Edward Mahama People's National Convention 211,136 3.0
Invalid/blank votes 120,921
Total 7,266,693 100
Registered voters/turnout 9,279,605 78.3
Source: Nohlen et al.

Parliament[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/-
National Democratic Congress 3,679,985 53.0 133 –56
New Patriotic Party 2,346,791 33.8 61 New
People's Convention Party 420,192 6.0 5 New
People's National Convention 226,643 3.3 1 New
National Convention Party 51,919 0.7 0 –8
Every Ghanaian Living Everywhere 6,979 0.1 0 –1
Democratic People's Party 8,247 0.1 0 New
Great Consolidated Popular Party 1,485 0.0 0 New
Independents 205,521 3.0 0 –2
Total 6,947,762 100 200 0
Source: Nohlen et al.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D, Krennerich, M & Thibaut, B (1999) Elections in Africa: A data handbook, p435 ISBN 0-19-829645-2

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