2000 Ghanaian general election

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2000 Ghanaian general election

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Presidential election
7 December 2000 (first round)
28 December 2000 (second round)
Turnout61.74% (first round)
60.37% (second round)
Nominee John Kufuor John Atta Mills
Popular vote 3,631,263 2,750,124
Percentage 56.90% 43.10%

President before election

Jerry John Rawlings


John Kufuor

General elections were held in Ghana on 7 December 2000, with a second round of the presidential election on 28 December.[1]

In the presidential election, John Kufuor of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) led the field in the first round of voting, taking 48 percent of the vote. Vice President John Atta Mills of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) finished second, with 44 percent. Kufuor defeated Atta-Mills in the second round with 57 percent of the vote. The NPP also won the most seats in the parliamentary elections, ending eight years of NDC dominance. However, with 99 of the 200 seats, it was two seats short of a majority.

The elections marked the first peaceful transfer of power via the ballot box in the country's history.[2]



CandidateRunning matePartyFirst roundSecond round
John KufuorAliu MahamaNew Patriotic Party3,131,73948.173,631,26356.90
John Atta MillsMartin AmiduNational Democratic Congress2,895,57544.542,750,12443.10
Edward MahamaBannerman Baah NtimPeople's National Convention189,6592.92
George HaganAlhaji Ibrahim MahamaConvention People's Party115,6411.78
Augustus Obuadum TanohJoseph Cletus KorsibaNational Reform Party78,6291.21
Dan LarteyEwart LadzaglaGreat Consolidated Popular Party67,5041.04
Charles Wereko-BrobbyLarry Addotey AddoUnited Ghana Movement22,1230.34
Valid votes6,500,87098.426,381,38798.80
Invalid/blank votes104,2141.5877,6161.20
Total votes6,605,084100.006,459,003100.00
Registered voters/turnout10,698,65261.7410,698,65260.37
Source: African Elections Database


New Patriotic Party2,937,38644.9899+38
National Democratic Congress2,691,51541.2192–41
Convention People's Party285,6434.371–4
People's National Convention224,6573.443+2
National Reform Party147,1962.250New
United Ghana Movement32,6320.500New
Every Ghanaian Living Everywhere7300.0100
Valid votes6,530,75798.45
Invalid/blank votes102,5491.55
Total votes6,633,306100.00
Registered voters/turnout10,698,65262.00
Source: African Elections Database, Election Passport

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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Elections in Ghana African Elections Database
  2. ^ Ayee, J. (2002). "The 2000 General Elections and Presidential Run-off in Ghana: An Overview". Democratization. 9 (2): 148–174. doi:10.1080/714000251.

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