2020 Ghanaian general election

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2020 Ghanaian presidential election

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  Nana Akufo-Addo at European Development Days 2017.jpg John Dramani Mahama 2014 (cropped).jpg
Nominee Nana Akufo-Addo John Mahama

Incumbent President

Nana Akufo-Addo

General elections are scheduled to be held in Ghana on 7 December 2020.[1]

Electoral system[edit]

The President of Ghana is elected using the two-round system, whilst the 275 members of Parliament are elected in single-member constituencies using first-past-the-post voting.

Eligible voters must be Ghanaian citizens who are at least 18 years old, although those declared insane are disenfranchised. Parliamentary candidates must be Ghanaian citizens at least 21 years old, and either be resident in their constituency or have lived there for at least five of the ten years prior to the election.[2]


In February 2019 former president John Mahama was confirmed as the candidate of the opposition National Democratic Congress.[3] In December, incumbent president Nana Akufo-Addo announced that he intended to run for re-election as the New Patriotic Party.[4] The two previously ran against each other in both 2012 (with Mahama winning) and 2016 (with Akufo-Addo winning).


  1. ^ "Africa Watch: 2020 Is Election Season Across Africa". Modern Ghana. 13 February 2020.
  2. ^ Electoral system IPU
  3. ^ Ghana's ex-President Mahama nominated to contest 2020 election Reuters, 27 February 2019
  4. ^ Akufo-Addo announces intention to contest 2020 elections GhanaWeb News, 23 December 2019