List of political parties in Ghana
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Ghana has a multi-party system, However, there are two dominant political parties (the National Democratic Congress and the New Patriotic Party), with extreme difficulty for anybody to achieve electoral success under the banner of any other party.
- 1 Regulation
- 2 The parties in Ghana
- 3 See also
- 4 References
- 5 External links
Political parties in Ghana are regulated under the Political Parties Act 574 passed in 2000. This spells out how political parties may be founded, registered and operated. It also specifies how political parties may be funded in Ghana.
The parties in Ghana
Fourth Republic (1992-present)
As at 2018, there are 24 political parties listed on the website of the Electoral Commission of Ghana. There were 30 registered political parties on the list of the Electoral Commission of Ghana during the Fourth Republic in 2012. 
- All People's Congress (APC), founded 2016, split from People's National Convention.
- Convention People's Party (CPP) - Nkrumah tradition, formed 12 June 1949, banned 1966, reformed 1996 from parties below
- Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) - founded 2006, merged with the National Democratic Congress in 2012
- Democratic People's Party (DPP) - founded 1992
- Every Ghanaian Living Everywhere (EGLE Party) - founded 1992
- Ghana Democratic Republican Party (GDRP) - founded 1992
- Great Consolidated Popular Party (GCPP) - founded 1995
- Ghana Freedom Party (GFP) - founded 2012
- Ghana National Party (GNP) - founded 2007
- Independent People's Party (IPP) - founded 2011
- National Democratic Congress (NDC) -'Nkrumah/Rawlings' tradition - founded 1996
- National Democratic Party (NDP) - founded October 2012, split from NDC
- New Patriotic Party (NPP) - 'Danquah/Busia' tradition, ruling party
- New Vision Party (NVP) - founded 2008
- People's National Convention (PNC) - founded 1992
- Progressive People's Party (PPP) - founded 2012
- Reformed Patriotic Democrats (RPD) - founded 2007
- United Development System Party (UDSP) - founded 2012
- United Front Party (Ghana) (UFP) - founded 2011
- United Ghana Movement (UGM) - founded 1996
- United Love Party (ULP) - founded 2008
- United Progressive Party (UPP)
- United Renaissance Party (URP) - founded 2007
- Yes People's Party (YPP) founded 2012
Not currently listed
- Ghana Redevelopment Party (GRP)
- National Convention Party (NCP) - merged with PCP to reform CPP in 1996
- National Independence Party (NIP) - merged with PHP in 1993, forming PCP
- National Reform Party (NRP) - founded 1999, split from NDC
- People's Convention Party (PCP) - merged with NCP to reform CPP in 1996
- People's Heritage Party (PHP)- merged with NIP in 1993, forming PCP
Third Republic (1979-1981)
- Action Congress Party
- People's National Party - Nkrumah tradition
- Popular Front Party - Danquah/Busia tradition
- Social Democratic Front
- Third Force Party
- United National Convention
Second Republic (1969-1972)
- All People's Republican Party
- Justice Party
- National Alliance of Liberals - offshoot of CPP as CPP was banned
- People's Action Party
- Progress Party - Danquah/Busia tradition
- United Nationalist Party
Independent State within the Commonwealth (1957-1960)/First Republic (1960-1966)
- Convention People's Party - Nkrumah tradition
- United Party - Danquah/Busia tradition
- United Gold Coast Convention-'Grant\Johnson'
- Anlo Youth Organization
- Convention People's Party (CPP) - Nkrumah tradition, split from UGCC
- Federation of Youth Organization
- Ghana Congress Party
- Muslim Association Party
- National Liberation Movement
- Northern People's Party
- Togoland Congress
- United Gold Coast Convention (UGCC) - Danquah/Busia tradition
- Electoral Commission of Ghana
- List of political parties
- List of political parties in Western Africa by country
- List of political parties by United Nations geoscheme
- "Political Parties Act". Official website. Electoral Commission of Ghana. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
- "Political Parties". Official website. Electoral Commission of Ghana. Retrieved 11 May 2018.
- "Profile of Registered Political Parties in Ghana". Official website. Electoral Commission of Ghana. Retrieved 17 September 2012.
- "Ghana: Political Parties registered for 2012 elections". African Democracy Encyclopaedia Project. Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa. Retrieved 15 May 2018.
- "DFP merges with NDC". modernghana.com. Modern Ghana. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
- KIPO, DANIEL. "THE DANQUAH-DOMBO-BUSIA TRADITION". ModernGhana.com. Retrieved 13 March 2017.