Ghanaian general election, 2000

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General elections were held in Ghana on 7 December 2000, with a second round of the presidential election on 28 December.[1] The presidential elections resulted in a victory for John Kufuor of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), whilst the NPP also won the most seats in the parliamentary elections.

The election marked the first transfer of power via the ballot box in the country's history.

Results[edit]

President[edit]

Candidate Party First round Second round
Votes % Votes %
John Kufuor New Patriotic Party 3,131,739 48.17 3,631,263 56.90
John Atta Mills National Democratic Congress 2,895,575 44.54 2,750,124 43.10
Edward Mahama People's National Convention 189,659 2.92
George Hagan Convention People's Party 115,641 1.78
Augustus Obuadum Tanoh National Reform Party 78,629 1.21
Dan Lartey Great Consolidated Popular Party 67,504 1.04
Charles Wereko-Brobby United Ghana Movement 22,123 0.34
Invalid/blank votes 104,214 77,616
Total 6,605,084 100 6,459,003 100
Registered voters/turnout 10,698,652 61.7 10,698,652 60.4
Source: African Elections Database

Parliament[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/-
New Patriotic Party 2,937,386 44.98 99 +38
National Democratic Congress 2,691,515 41.21 92 –41
People's National Convention 224,657 3.44 3 +2
National Reform Party 147,196 2.25 0 New
Convention People's Party 85,643 1.31 1 –4
United Ghana Movement 32,632 0.50 0 New
Other parties 411,728 6.30 0
Independents 4 +4
Vacant 1
Invalid/blank votes 102,549
Total 6,633,306 100 200 0
Registered voters/turnout 10,698,652 62.0
Source: African Elections Database

The vacant seat was filled by a by-election on 3 January 2001 and won by the NPP.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Elections in Ghana African Elections Database